Sep 18, 2015

Ahwazi: 19-Year-Old to Be Executed

Members of the Ahwazi community are calling out to human rights organisations around the world to prevent the killing of Ali Sudani, a 19-year-old Ahwazi man who is accused by the Iranian government of setting fire to a police car during a protest about the treatment of the Ahwazi people in Iran. It is unclear as yet whether or not the execution, which was scheduled to take place yesterday, was carried out.

Read the full article, published by National Council of Resistance of Iran, below:


The Iranian Resistance calls for urgent action to save the life of Ali Sudani, a 19-year-old member of Iran's Arab community, who is scheduled to face execution on Thursday, September 17 in public. It calls on all human rights organizations, in particular the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran, to take urgent action to prevent this inhuman crime.

The mullahs' regime has accused Ali Sudani of setting ablaze a police vehicle during a protest by the people of Ahwaz on March 17, 2015.

Following a raid that day by suppressive forces on spectators at a football match between Khuzestan's Foolad side and Al-Hilal from Saudi Arabia, the residents of Ahwaz and other towns in Khuzestan Province staged a large protest against the regime's suppressive measures against the people of Khuzestan. Hundreds of protestors were arrested. The residents also protested the tragic death of Younes Asakareh, a 31-year-old street vendor, who had set himself on fire four days earlier due to pressures by the regime and the confiscation of his meagre property in Khorramshahr. Ali Sudani was among those arrested on March 17, 2015.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

September 16, 2015


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