09 May 2020
Families of the Ahwazi prisoners protest in front of Shaiban prison, to know the fate of their families
The Ahwazi Organization for the Defence of Human Rights obtained video clips showing the families of Ahwazi prisoners gathered in front of Shaiban prison to know the fate of their relatives.
The Sibdar and Shaiban prison had witnessed a brutal storming by the Iranian authorities that resulted in the killing of about 36 prisoners and wounding of others, some of them in serious condition, during which unlawful lethal force was used after the prisoners organized protests on the deteriorating health situation for fear of infection with the Coronavirus.
The cries of mothers and wives of the prisoners rose in front of the tall iron gates of the prison after they were overwhelmed with fear for their loved ones who were dead.
In the video, the mother of the two captives, Sayed Jaber and Sayed Mokhtar Al-Boshouka screamed and demanded in front of the prison gates to the authorities of the regime to see her children and check on their health.
According to the Ahwazi Organization for the Defence of Human Rights, the two prisoners, Sayed Jaber and Sayed Mokhtar were arrested in 2011 and were sentenced to death and after desperate attempts, the verdict was reversed to commute to life.
The Ahwazi Organization for the Defence of Human Rights affirms its solidarity with the families of the prisoners in light of information that the two captives, Sayed Jaber and Sayed Mokhtar Al-Boshouka, entered into an open hunger strike and were taken by the occupation authorities to an unknown location.
The organization expresses its grave fears that the Iranian regime is exploiting the Corona pandemic to implement extrajudicial liquidation operations against Ahwazi prisoners, calling on human rights bodies and international organizations to intervene urgently to release them.
The case is renewed to the United Nations and the Security Council on the necessity of forming an independent fact-finding committee to visit Iranian prisons and learn about the violations taking place against them in the Ahwaz prisons.
The Ahwazi Organization for the Defence of Human Rights