Dec 15, 2014

Ahwazi: AHRO Calls for the Release of Activist Ahmad Adel

The Ahwazi activist Ahmad Adel was abducted between December 2013 and January 2014 from his home near Damascus. His current whereabouts and wellbeing are unknown. The Awhaz Human Rights Organization (AHRO) is calling on international organizations to assist in finding Ahmad Adel and in securing his release.

Below is an article published by AHRO;

Ahwaz Human Rights Organization (AHRO) was informed that Ahwazi activist "Ali Younes Aqeel", alias "Ahmad Adel", has been abducted in Damascus in the period between December 2013 and January of 2014 from his home in Adra area on the outskirts of Damascus and all attempts to find him failed. Until this day no one knows about his fate and whereabouts.

It is worth mentioning that "Ahmad Adel" is one of the old activists of Ahwaz (Arabistan) region. He has entered Damascus in mid-1976 in the reign of shah of Iran and remained as a political refugee till the fall of that regime in 1979 when he returned to his hometown.

However, the political circumstances forced him to emigrate yet again and he chose Syria for the second time, Syria being, historically, a refuge for Ahwazi activists fleeing from the oppression of the Iranian authorities.

Ahmad Adel remained resident of Damascus since 1980's until his abduction in early 2014.

He is a peaceful man who stopped his political activities in the 1980's and limited himself to literary and historical researches and writing and investigating the culture and the folklore of Arabistan (Ahwaz) during his stay in the Syrian cultural circle, where he was surrounded by love and respect.

Ahwaz Human Rights Organization appeals to international organizations, especially Syrian Human Rights organizations, to uncover the fate of "Ahmad Adel" and release him and to deliver him to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) of the United Nations in Damascus, the International Red Cross, or local or international relief organizations.