The Iranian regime arrests Ahwazi journalist, Fouad Boftila

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28 Aug 2020

Journalism is not a crime

The Iranian regime arrests Ahwazi journalist, Fouad Boftila

 

The Iranian regime authorities have arrested the Ahwazi writer and researcher, Fouad Al-Boftila, 30, a resident of the Ramadan neighborhood in Ahwaz, the capital.

 

Special sources confirmed to the organization, that security forces accompanied by the intelligence service raided on Friday, 2182020 the house of Mr. Boftila and tampered with his personal contents without prior notification or obtaining a license from an official authority and took him to an unknown location.

 

Boftila was previously arrested twice by the intelligence service in 2008 and 2014 due to his continued work as an independent journalist – a right guaranteed by human rights charters – and he was placed in Evin Prison in Tehran for a period of four months, then released after he was subjected to psychological and brutal torture.

 

The Ahwazi Organization for the Defence of Human Rights condemns the systematic acts of torture and inhuman and degrading methods that journalists and media workers are subjected to by the Iranian regime forces during their coverage of human rights violations against the Ahwazi Arab people.

 

The organization stresses the need to form fact-finding committees in order to uncover the methods of torture that detained journalists and political prisoners are subjected to, and for these committees to be a step on the way to bringing the perpetrators of the crime of torture to justice.

 

It also calls on the international community to stand by its responsibilities to put an end to the Iranian regime, which has continued to commit crimes against humanity, in violation of international and human rights covenants in Al-Ahwaz.

 

The Ahwazi Organization for the Defence of Human Rights

The Iranian regime arrests Ahwazi journalist, Fouad Boftila

The Iranian regime arrests Ahwazi journalist, Fouad Boftila

The Iranian regime arrests Ahwazi journalist, Fouad Boftila

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