Relative Of Hanged Ahwazis Calls for International Prosecution Of Judges

A relative of two executed Ahwazi Arabs is calling on the international community to issue a warrant for the arrest of two Iranian judge...

The mothers of four Ahwazi activities asked the world to protect their sons

The mothers of four Ahwazi cultural activities from Falahia city in Ahwaz (Shadegan), who recently sentenced for the death row sent a letter to the Ahwazi Human Rights activities to ask them to publish their letters and ask the world to save their sons lives.

The mothers have demanded the world, such as men and female, particularly mothers from whole the world to protect their sons, who sentenced for the death penalty by the revolutionary court in Ahwaz city, and the death row uphold by the Supreme Court in Tehran.

The mothers of these men in their letters confirmed that all their sons were arrested on 23/08/2009 by the Iranian security guard after their houses were raided by the guard without any permission from the authorities. The name of the Ahwazi Arabs, who sentenced for the death penalty- Mr. Ghazi Abbasi the son of Mr. Ahmad was born in 1982, Mr. Abdul Reza Amir Khanafereh the son of Mr. Younes was born in 1987, Mr. Abdul Amir Mojadami the son of Mr. Hoshang was born in 1980, and Mr. Jassem Moghadam Payam the son of Mr. Saied was born in 1985. The Iranian security services accused these men of having propaganda against the regime, corruption on the earth, enmity of god, and danger for the regime security.

The mothers also confirmed that all their sons refused the regime charge in the court despite spending over 10 months of their lives under torture. The mothers of four Ahwazi activities in their letter explained that the Iranian intelligence services used different ways of torture against their sons, such as mental and physical torture. In addition, the regime forced these men to accept and sign the charge under torture without giving them chance of using Arabic interpreter. All these men are from Ahwazi Arabs and cannot speak Farsi fluently is because Farsi is not their first language.

On 4th September 2012, the judge Mr. Ali Farhadvand from branch one of the Iranian revolutionary court in Ahwaz sentenced these men to the death penalty. The decision was confirmed by the Supreme Court in Tehran by the judge Mr. Reza Faraj Alahi in branch 32 on 13/07/2013.

Therefore, the mothers of these men in their letters asked the world, particularly Human Rights organisations like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, and other organisations to put Iran under pressure to not execute their sons.