08 Apr 2020
Dead and wounded with live bullets behind prison walls in Ahwaz
In Ahwaz province, the Iranian regime is using live bullets to disperse prisoners who are protesting for fear of the spread of the Corona epidemic among them.
The Iranian regime seizes the opportunity of the Corona pandemic, which pervades the world, and in particular the Iranian state, to get rid of political prisoners.
The method of carrying out the crime and the numbers of the dead and wounded reveals the regime’s prior intentions.
At a time when concerted international efforts to limit the expansion of the spread of the Coronavirus by circulating medical guidelines to avoid its spread, along with serious efforts to find a vaccine that saves human lives, we find that the Tehran regime using this pandemic as an opportunity to implement its criminal aims, as observers and human rights activists noted. The regime has used the pandemic to pursue its criminal activities and has used it as a weapon to liquidate prisoners who went on hunger strike because the regime has not taken the necessary precautions in overcrowded prisons. The citizens of Ahwaz heard gunfire in the walls of Shaiban prison, followed by a scene of a massive fire in the prison from which flames and heavy smoke spread throughout the area. To this day, the regime of the mullahs conceals the reality of the events that occurred behind the prison walls.
The fact that prisons in Ahwaz suffer daily violations of human rights is not new and is known in its many forms, but what increased its severity is the spread of the Coronavirus with poor health conditions in these prisons, which lack the most basic international standards that must be provided. With the spread of the Corona pandemic, these prisons are considered a suitable environment for the spread of infection among prisoners whose numbers exceed the prison capacity, in addition to lacking the simplest medical supplies to reduce the spread of infection such as sterilizers, in addition to poor conditions of the water and sanitation facilities.
When fears of the virus prevalence in prisons prevailed, the regime did not pay attention to this matter and even refused to agree to requests for provisional release from prison, similar to what is followed in other Iranian provinces prisons … Inmates in “Spydar, Shaiban and Abadan” prisons in Ahwaz were forced to peaceful protests demanding that they are saved from the danger. The response came from the authorities, violent and unexpected, in which live weapons were used. More than 10 people were killed and a large number of prisoners were injured. Videos were posted on social media showing massive fires and live fire from inside the prison building.
According to the sources of the organization, the terrorist-designated Revolutionary Guard forces and the special forces of prisons launched a campaign of raids against the prisoners in these prisons, sounds of gunfire were heard inside them by the people of the city and eyewitnesses stated that after dark, some ambulances entered the Shaiban prison and were later escorted by military protection to transport the injured prisoners out of prison.
Despite the Iranian regime’s serious attempts to conceal its hideous crime against the unarmed prisoners in the prisons of Spydar, Shayban, and Abadan, the protesters who refused to die silently with the Coronavirus, exposed the truth of the regime’s prior and malicious intentions.
According to what was available, the prisoners who died as a result of live shooting by the prison special forces:
1_ Mohammed Laftah Al-Tumali Al-Tarfy, 25 years old, from Busaiteen
2_ Syed Ridha al-Maghanimi al-Khorasani is 38 years old, from the city of Khafajia
3_ Muhammad Salamat from the Mashaly neighborhood
4_ Shaheen Al-Zuhairi from the city of Muhammarah
5_ Muhammad caught his eye from the city of Ahwaz, the capital
6_ Majeed Al-Zubaidi from the city of Ahwaz
7_ Nasser Khalaf Al-Zubaidi
8_ Shaddad carpets from the city of Quneitra (Dezful)
9_ Ali Reza Hajiounid from the city of Quneitra (Dezful)
10_ Ali Al-Khafaji
The names of prisoners who were wounded by live bullets
1_ Mr. Adel Al-Sawari, Shaiban Prison
2_ Mr. Ali Al-Sawari, Shaiban Prison
3_ Mr. Hassan Al-Khanfari, Shiban prison
4_ Mr. Hamid Sayahi, Shaiban prison
5_ Mr. Muhammad Al-Obaidawi, Shaiban Prison
6_ Mr. Mohsen Urk, Shaiban Prison
7_ Mr. Kazem Al-Janami, Shaiban Prison
8_ Mr. Ahmad Al-Talqani, Speedar Prison
9_ Mr. Hassan Al-Hizbian, Speedar Prison
10_ Mr. Khalil Al-Zarqani, Speedar Prison
11_ Mr. Ihsan Norouzi, Speedar Prison
12_ Mr. Ali Al-Shujerati, Speedar Prison
13_ Mr. Fadel Al-Humayrat, Speedar Prison
14_ Mr. Ali Al Majdam
15_ Mr. Moeen Albo Khanfar
16_ Mr. Alireza Nazari
17_ Mr. Ali Al-Manbohi
18_ Mr. Raheem Al-Afrawi
19_ Mr. Hussain Al-Hardani
20_ Mr. Abdul-Zahraa Al-Helaiji
21_ Mr. Essa Al-Damani
22_ Mr. Khaled Al-Thaabi
23_ Mr. Ahmed Al-Thaabi
24_ Mr. Tawfiq Alipour
25_ Mr. Raad Al-Munayyat
26_ Mr. Tawfiq Al-Munayyat
27_ Mr. Amin Hattab Alsari
28_ Mr. Abdullah Al-Jaldawi
29_ Mr. Salem Al-Boshouka, Shaiban Prison
30_ Mr. Anwar Al-Mousawi, Shaiban Prison
31_ Mr. Mustafa Al-Soufi, Shaiban Prison
32_ Mr. Musa al-Musawi, Shaiban prison
33_ Mr. Sajjad Al-Dulaimi, Shaiban Prison
34_ Mr. Aref Alwani, Shaiban Prison
35_ Mr. Milad Al-Nasiri, Shaiban Prison
36_ Mr. Habib Drees, Shaiban prison
37_ Mr. Abdulredha Al-Dulaimi, Shaiban Prison
And transferred more than 90 flour to an unknown location
1_ Mr. Muhammad Ali Al-Amouri
2_ Mr. Mukhtar Al-Boshouka
3_ Mr. Iskandar Al-Munyatat
4_ Mr. Jaber Al-Boshouka
5_ Mr. Jassim Al-Haidari
6_ Mr. Jamil Al-Haidari
7_ Mr. Ali Jharlanck
8_ Mr. Anwar Al-Musawi
9_ Mr. Yatar Al-Sawari
10_ Mr. Habib Drees
11_ Mr. Ali Al Majdam
12_ Mr. Iskandar Albukhanfer
13_ Mr. Hassan Jassim Al-Batrani
14_ Mr. Falah Al-Jaldawi
In a previous statement, the organization warned against liquidating political prisoners on the pretext of the virus spreading in Spydar and Shaiban prisons in Ahwaz and other cities in Iran.
The organization calls on the Iranian regime to respond to the demands of prisoners and their families and calls on the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran and other relevant international bodies to take immediate steps to compel the Iranian regime to declare the status of victims and wounded during the settlement of protests.