Human rights activists in Ahwaz report that scores of Iranian-Arabs have been arrested in anticipation of protests this coming Tuesday April 15 aimed at demographic changes allegedly looming over Arab communities in the region.
Dozens arrested ahead of Iranian-Arab protestsThe report indicates that government officials arrested more than 60 people in Abadan, Falahieh, Ahwaz and Mahshahr.
Karim Dahimi has told Zamaneh that the arrests even reached into Ahwaz’s surrounding villages.
Inspired by the protests of April 2006, Arab communities in Khuzestan have gathered each year ever since to commemorate those events, and each year the government has arrested activists who participate.
The Iranian government has denied having any plan to change the demographics of the country’s Arab regions.