|Mohammad Ali Amouri|
Human rights activists report that Mohammad Ali Amouri is suffering chest pains due to a possible heart problem, while Hadi Rashedi has a severe bowel obstruction. Prison officers are reportedly refusing medical assistance.
Both men were members of a cultural association, Al-Hewar, that promoted Arabic language and literature among Ahwazi youth. A total of five members of Al-Hewar were sentenced to death.
Mohammad Ali Amouri is a UNHCR-registered refugee who was illegally refouled to Iran by the Iraqi authorities, under pressure from an Iraqi Consul General.
Rashedi was recently taken from Karoon Prison and held for three weeks at an unknown location where he was tortured. He had pledged to begin a hunger strike if he was taken from prison, despite his ill health.