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Extrajudicial execution of Ahwazi in Falahiya

Iranian security forces shot dead an Ahwazi Arab man in Falahiya (Shadegan) on the morning of 23 September, according to reliable sources.

Ridha Qentari (Abu Khanfar), 25 years old, was killed when Iranian forces used live ammunition indiscriminately to disperse Ahwazi Arabs who had gathered for the funeral of another man, who was believed to have been killed the previous day. He was unarmed and posed no danger.

The website of the National Resistance of Al-Ahwaz has named three members of the security and police forces who its says were responsible for the killing:

  • Police officer Corporal Mohammed Sanaie, who shot Qentari.
  • Corporal Karimi, a police officer based in Falahiya
  • Lieutenant Saifullah Fatemi Soukht, known as Farhadi, the chief of the investigation section of the city's security forces.