The following is a short message published on the Telegram Channel of the Khuzestan Vanguard Socialist Workers’ Cell on May 10th.
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Invasion of IRGC intelligence and the arrest of a number of Arab citizens in Fallahiya county [in Khuzestan province, south-western Iran]
On May 8th 2023, around one o’clock in the afternoon, the IRGC’s Intelligence Organisation raided and surrounded several houses of Arab citizens in the village of Tobjieh Beit Shalibah in the suburbs of Fallahiya (Shadegan), and arrested a number of Arab citizens.
Sources in Shadegan reported that the IRGC’s Intelligence Organisation’s forces beat up the detainees in front of their families, and after inspecting their homes, confiscated their computers and mobile phones.
According to local sources, the names of some of those arrested are as follows:
1- Hamoud Shalibavi (Abu Ghazi), 47 years old, married and with four children.
2- Soltan Shalibavi, 32 years old, from the village of Tobjieh Beit Shalibah.
3- Yusef Shalibavi, 37 years old, married, farmer, from the village of Tobjieh Beit Shalibeh.
The Shahrokh Zamani Action Campaign strongly condemns the arrest and continuing detention of these Arab citizens by the Iranian regime and calls for their immediate and unconditional release. We urge all trade unionists, socialists and other political activists to help us in defending the rights of all workers, political prisoners and social rights’ activists in Iran.
Shahrokh Zamani Action Campaign
11 May 2023