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Ahwazi Arab executed in Karoon Prison

The Iranian regime executed an Ahwazi Arab on 14 February, four years after he was sentenced to death by a revolutionary court, according to local sources.

Sabbah Lowaimi, 38 years old, married with two children, came from the Sayed Khalaf district of Ahwaz City. He was accused of dealing in illicit drugs, although his relatives claim that the security forces failed to find any evidence and insist he never took drugs.

Some Ahwazi Arabs suspected of involvement in anti-regime activities are charged with drug offences in order to denigrate them and deflect political criticism. Revolutionary courts, which are internationally condemned for poor standards of justice, try both drug traffickers and political dissidents. The notorious Karoon Prison also holds both types of prisoner.