Jul 20, 2011

Ahwazi: Iranian Regime Has Killed Thousands of Ahwazis

Resistance to the governing regime is punished by massive killings.

Below is a statement released by the Al-Sharq Al-Awsat

Ahwaz Liberation Organization official Khaled Al-Khazraji told the London daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat that the residents of the Ahwaz region in southwestern Iran have continued their resistance to the Iranian regime since the Day of Rage on April 14, and that the regime responded by killing thousands of residents by means of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Al-Khazraji said that the Ahwazi struggle for independence is inspired by popular revolutions in the Arab world, and expressed hope that Arab countries will feel a duty to assist them in their struggle for independence.

He expressed his support for the Syrian protestors' demands to oust the Assad regime, and called on the media and Arab countries not to ignore the Ahwazi struggle.