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Tuesday 19 June 2012
Iran Human Rights: According to reliable sources in Iran, three of the five Ahwazi Arab political prisoners were executed.
According to these sources, the three prisoners, Abdolrahman Heidarian (23 years old), Taha (a.k.a. Jamshid) Heidarian (28 years old), and Abbas Heidarian (26 years old)- who all belong to the same family— were executed early morning on June 18.
There is no further information about the where being of the other two prisoners.
In March this yearIHR and other human rights organizations had warned against execution of five Ahwazi Arab prisoners. Iranian authorities informed the families of five prisoners from the Arab-dominated Ahwaz province that their sons will be hanged in public “within days” for allegedly killing a security member and wounding another in 2011. The detainees included three brothers – Abdolrahman, Taha, and Abbas Heidarian – and their cousin Mansour Heidari and Amir Maawi. They were arrested under anti-regime protests in Ahwaz in 2011 and were charged with the murder of a security member. Their families say the prisoners confessed to the murder under torture. International attention was probably the reason why they were not executed in March.