Sun. Jul 21st, 2019

The Ahwazis of Iran Face Death Sentences after False Accusations of Opposing the Government

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On August 31, an Iranian court condemned two Ahwazi Arab men to death and six got detainments of three to 25 years for the wrongdoing of affirmed enrollment in non-existent resistance gatherings.

The most recent death penalties are a piece of a heightening rush of suppression inside Iran, which is presently second just to China in yearly per capita execution rates. As per Amnesty International, the Iranian administration now executes a normal of three individuals for each day, including ladies and kids, with the rates of execution being lopsidedly higher against individuals from ethnic minorities, for example, Ahwazi Arabs, Kurds, Baluchis, Turks, and Turkmen.

The eight Ahwazi men condemned on August 31 were fundamentally from the Ahwazi antiquated city of Shush (Susa) and the encompassing territory. All were purportedly subjected to torment that constrained them to sign false admissions conceding they were the organizers of the non-existent ‘Jund al-Farouq’ or ‘Fighters of Farouq’ restriction gathering.

The name of this false gathering draws on long-standing pressures amongst Sunni and Shia Muslims in Iran. Shia Islam, and by expansion the Islamic Republic of Iran, does not perceive the authenticity of the Rashidun Caliphate of 634 B.C. Utilizing the name “Fighters of Farouq” additionally happens to be the epithet of Umar ibn Al-Khattab, the second Muslim caliph of Rashidun Caliphate.

Ahwazi Arab activists trust the administration created the gathering to exhibit the Ahwazi individuals as radicals related with Saudi-drove plots to disturb Iran. These captures flag Tehran’s expectation to undermine indigenous Ahwazi Arabs, inclining toward their geopolitical story to shield Iran at all cost from Saudi infringement. To this end, connecting the Ahwazi to false resistance bunches legitimizes the administration’s crackdown on the gathering as an issue of ‘national security.’

Litigants were not permitted legitimate portrayal, and the decision in the ‘Ahwaz Revolutionary Court’ was an inevitable end product. The charges against every one of the eight men were:

“Moharebeh [enmity to God] through the establishment of the Jund al-Farouq gathering, participation of resistance gatherings, and purposeful publicity against the administration.”

Who are the captured Ahwazi men?

Those condemned to death are 36-year-old Abdullah Karamullah Ka’ab, wedded with three kids, from the Shavur area, and 30-year-old Ghassem Abdullah from the town of Kaab Beit Allawi. The dates for the executions are obscure yet fast approaching. Their families are ignorant of the lawful procedure by which to request these sentences.

Three litigants were each condemned to 25 years detainment: 23-year-old Majed Beit Abdullah from Khalaf Moslem, 30-year-old Ahmed Kaab, a writer from Shush, and 31-year-old Hassan Beit Abdullah from Kaab Beit Allawi.

Three other men all from the Shavur region were condemned to three years each: Hassan Karmalachaab and Majid Beit Abdullah, both 24 years of age and Issa Beit Abdullah, 30 years of age.

The litigants were captured in strikes on their families’ homes by security work force on October 16, 2015. Ahmad, Majed, and Abdullah were exchanged to Masjid Suleiman Prison following a serious cross examination.

Every one of the eight were later exchanged to Shush central command of the Intelligence Directorate, scandalous for tormenting prisoners. They were kept there incommunicado for the following two years and prohibited any appearance or correspondence with their families.

After the trial, the respondents were taken to the Intelligence Directoratecentertion focus in Ahwaz City.

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