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Iranian Arab Activists Arrested, Whereabouts Unknown

November 13, 2022
Akhtar Safi
1 min read
Heavily armed forces raided Ali Ghazi's house in the southern Iranian city of Mulasani on Wednesday 9 November and violently arrested him
Heavily armed forces raided Ali Ghazi's house in the southern Iranian city of Mulasani on Wednesday 9 November and violently arrested him

IranWire can report that security forces have arrested two Iranian Arab activists in the past week and transferred them to an unknown location.

Heavily armed forces raided Ali Ghazi's house in the southern Iranian city of Mulasani on Wednesday 9 November and violently arrested him, according to IranWire’s sources. No information is available about his whereabouts.

Security forces have also confiscated his electronic devices. Ghazi is a civil and cultural rights activist in the Arab-dominated province of Khuzestan.

Saeed Havali, another civil activist and well-known Arab singer in Mulasani, was also arrested after armed agents stormed his home last week.

Security forces have arrested hundreds of protesters and killed dozens in Ahvaz, Abadan, Shadgan, Mahshahr, Dezful and Behbahan in the past three months.

The most recent wave of protests, triggered by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody, has become one of the boldest challenges to the country's rulers since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

During the demonstrations, women have waved their headscarves in the air and burnt them, in opposition to Iran's conservative dress codes.

At least 300 people have been killed during the mainly peaceful protests, including 40 children, according to one human rights organization. Several thousand people have been arrested.

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