HRANA News Agency – As summoning and arresting Arab civic activists are continuing in different places in Iran, on Sunday April 21, 2013 Adel Simeri and Majeed Bavi have arrested in Ahwaz.
According to a report by the Committee of Human Rights Reporters, a number of armed plain-clothe agents Sunday early morning showed up in Mr. Simeri’s work place, intimidated the other clerks and inspected Simeri’s work place that Simeri and one of his colleagues were beaten as they confronted agents; then the agents arrested and transferred Mr. Simeri.
According to the reports another bunch of agents at the same time showed up at Mr. Simeri’s house, inspected his house and confiscated some of his personal stuff as Computer, Camera and photo albums. Also they insulted Simeri’s family and threatened them that if they will release the news of what happened, they will be in trouble.
According to the same report, at Sunday afternoon on April 21, 2013 Majeed Bavi another Arab activist arrested in Ahwaz and been transferred to unknown location.
There is no news related to their whereabout and the reason of arrest.
Adel and Majeed are of those who opposed and objected the death sentence of Jaber Alboshokeh, Mokhtar Alboshokeh, Hadi Rashedi, Hashem Sha’baninezhad and Mohammad Ali Amoorinezhad the five Arab activists from Ramsheer.
During the past few months a lot of Arab civic activists in different cities of Khouzestan were summoned, arrested and some of them sentenced to longterm imprisonment, exile and death.
Ahmad Shaheed, the united nation’s special rapporteur on human rights in Iran, mentioned the recent pressures on Arab minority and the issued judiciary verdicts for them in his latest reports.