The Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC) has denounced the deportation of Ahwazi citizens living in Syria to Iran. An SHRC spokesman claimed that Syria have breached its obligations to protect recognized refugees.
The Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC) has denounced the deportation of another group of Ahwazi citizens living in Syria to Iran in a press released issued this week.
Human rights organisations and the UNHCR have received credible reports that Syria deported three more UNHCR-registered refugees in addition to Saeed Saki and Faleh Abdullah Al-Mansouri (a Dutch national): Taher Mazrae, Rasool Ali Mazrae and Jamal Obaidawi.
An SHRC media spokesman claimed that Syria have breached its obligations under human rights conventions that commit it to protect recognized refugees. Syria had agreed to host the refugees and permit them to carry out their political activities. The SHRC spokesman called on the Syrian authorities to cease breaking its human rights obligations and to use their influence on Iran to release the Ahwazi detainees.
Amnesty International has previously condemned the deportation of Ahwazi Arab refugees as a violation of international law.
Currently, 11 Ahwazi Arabs are awaiting execution in Iran. Last week, four more Ahwazis - Risan Sawari, Aqil Sawari, Mohammad Ali Sawari and Jafar Sawari - were sentenced to death.
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