Two Sunni Converts May Face Death Penalty in Iran

HRANA News Agency – Two men from Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority who were active in preaching Sunni beliefs after converting from Shi’ism to Sunni Islam have been charged with ‘causing corruption on earth’, a charge which carries a possible death penalty in Iran.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), 23-year old Hossein Saboori and 25-year old Sami Zebady Alboghobesh, have also been charged with ‘having contact with foreign [Sunni] political organisations’ and ‘having Salafi beliefs’. Continue reading “Two Sunni Converts May Face Death Penalty in Iran”

Three Sunni preachers arrested in Ahwaz

HRANA News Agency – Iran’s crackdown on the Sunnis of Ahwaz continues as three Sunni preachers from Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority were arrested on Sunday in Mahshahr city, Kuzestan province of Iran.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), 23-year old Hossein Saboori and his 21-year old brother Hassan Saboori were arrested and taken to an unknown location by security forces on Sunday 20 July 2014 in the town of Taleghani (Al-Kora) in Mahshahr city, Khuzestan. Continue reading “Three Sunni preachers arrested in Ahwaz”