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Sixth Ahwazi detainee killed under torture

Nasser Alboshokeh, 19 years old,
was killed under torture in February 2012
A sixth Ahwazi Arab was killed under torture on 7th August after being detained in a secret detention facility, according to his family.

Alireza Ghobaishawi, 37 years old from Khalafiya (Khalafabad) was not charged with any crime. The family is lodging a formal complaint against the security services and has refused to accept the return of his body for burial until they get answers from an official autopsy.

Other Ahwazi detainees killed under torture are Ghaiban Obaidawi from Hamidiyah, Mohammad Cheldawi from Ahwaz, Reza Maghamesi from Dezful, Mohammad Kaabi from Susa and Nasser Alboshokeh from Ahwaz.

Extrajudicial killings of Ahwazi Arabs are at least as frequent as official executions of political prisoners. The killings come amid a massive clamp-down on Arab activist and any sign of dissent in response to the uprisings elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa. The Iranian regime is particularly anxious about the influence of a Syrian revolution on the indigenous Arab community as the Syrian opposition openly states its support for the Ahwazi cause.