Iran: Officials Arrest Ahwazi Arab Activists in Eid al-Fitr

 Sunday, July 19, 2015 7:46:12 PM

Iran's security forces had arrested several Ahwazi activist during the attack at night 16 July 2015.  Officials allegedly inspected at least 17 local houses in the Shobeysheh region in north of Ahwaz city, Khouzestan Province.

According to the news, several native poet Bashir Zobi, Eisa Angoudi, Habib Angoudi and Ta'ameh Angoudi were among the detainees.

Moreover, Intelligence Service officials had reportedly arrested several citizens Abdul_Zahra Ka'abi, son of Mohammad, Amin Salim, Son of Oweyed, Salem Kanani, son of Farhan, Mahdi Chobeyshat, son of Emad, and Hadi Husseini, son of Hussein, in the suburbs of ShushCounty on 17 July 2015.

They were arguably detained when the activists asked people praying in Friday in the city of Ahwaz as local sources said to the BCR Group.

The majority of Muslim countries declared Friday as Eid and end of Ramadan but Iran has deliberately postponed the Eid to Saturday. According to Islamic teachings, Fasting is forbidden on the day of Eid al-Fitr. In recent years and in several times,   while people were fasting,  the Iranian regime in the middle of the same day announced the end of Ramadan and declared the Eid which led to be one of the reasons  for  the lack of public confidence  in the current regime. Therefore, most of the people in the regions of Ahwaz, Kurdistan and Baluchistan are following the neighboring Muslim countries in the case of beginning and ending the Ramadan.


By: Kaveh Taheri