Ahwazi Arab Activist Arrested for Visiting the Families of Executed Political PrisonersAugust 04, 2014
Persian2English – On July 29, 2014 Assad Salehi, a 23-year-old *Ahwazi Arab activist, who holds a degree in Chemistry from Shahid Chamran University, was arrested by Iranian security agents and taken to an unknown location for visiting the homes of the families of executed political prisoners. According to a close source, security agents captured Salehi off the street and raided his home a half hour after they arrested him.
One day after his arrest Salehi was reportedly transferred to the Prosecutor’s office in Ahwaz and his family was granted a short visit. According to his family, there are signs of physical assault on his body.
Salehi along with a hundred other people had reportedly visited the homes of the families of executed political prisoners for the occasion of Eid al-Fitr (the day marking the end of Ramadan). The close source reveals that the prosecution in Ahwaz has accused Salehi of organizing this peaceful action.
Prior to this arrest Iranian authorities had held Salehi in detention for six months, between winter 2013 and spring 2014, until a revolutionary court acquitted him of all charges.
*Ahwaz is a city in the Iranian province of Khuzestan.
Persian source: HRANA