Abdul Rahman Heidari, Taha Heidari, Jamshid Heidari: Ahvazi Brothers Executed

Allegedly for killing law enforcement official

Al Arabiya News: Iran executed on Monday three brothers from the Ahwazi Arab community who were detained in April 2011 and were later sentenced to death for allegedly killing a law enforcement official, a charge dismissed by international rights groups as false.

The Brothers –Abdul Rahman Heidari, Taha Heidari and Jamshid Heidari – were reportedly detained together with their cousin Mansour Heidari and Amir Muawi during the unrest in the Khuzestan province.

Ahmad Haidaran, a relative of the three brothers who currently lives in Turkey as a refugee, told Al Arabiya that his family from Ahwaz informed him of the executions.

Haidaran said he also confirmed the report in a phone call with the family of the victims and that he heard crying and sobbing in the background.

Amnesty International had urged the Iranian authorities last Monday to overturn the death sentences against the five detainees.

The right group released the statement after the prisoners were moved to an unknown location over the weekend, indicating that they are facing imminent execution.

“The men were transferred out of the general section of Karoun Prison in the south-western city of Ahvaz on Saturday, prompting concerns their death sentences may be about to be carried out,” Amnesty reported.

Death row prisoners in Iran are generally transferred to solitary confinement shortly before their executions.

Ahwazi Arabs, one of the country’s many minorities – who are mostly Shiite Muslims like the majority in Iran – live mainly in the oil-rich south-western province of Khuzestan and often complain of being “marginalized and discriminated against in access to education, employment, adequate housing, political participation and cultural rights.”

In 2005, Khuzestan was the scene of mass demonstrations to protest Iran’s government policies.

In a similar case in early May 2011, the Iranian authorities reportedly executed at least eight Ahwazi Arabs - including Hashem Hamidi, believed to be 16 years old – “for their alleged role in the deaths of a law enforcement official and two others during clashes”.


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by maziar 58 on

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Capital punishment is only ….

by Bavafa on

A State sponsored murder and without a fair and just trial which is near to impossible under IRI, then it can be regarded as first degree murder.

'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory 




by yolanda on

18 Iranians were beheaded by KSA; now 3 Ahvazi Arabs were hanged by IRI on the same day! It is hard enough to lose one family member, can you imagine to lose 3 blood relatives in one day?

When can we hear some good news for a change?



Such injustice

by divaneh on

These Iranians are killed on the basis of an empty accusation to instil fear in the rest of the Arabs who may think of independence.

Arab Iranians in Khuzestan belong to different tribes but this "Ahwazi Arabs" is a new creation to me that is written with a different "H" (h jimi) and is generally used by those in favour of independence.

Could they be blamed for wanting independence when their country denies them the opportunities that are enjoyed by the Fars? The way to keep Iran in one piece is not through killing those who demand their rights; but through providing equal opportunities for all. I hope we don’t see any more killing and hate mongering.

maziar 58


by maziar 58 on

During 1980-88 fighting as volunteers and many lost their lives..

They were called our brave khuzestani hamvatan

But now They're Ahwazi arabs ?

sorry for them and their family

UNLESS they belonged to "Jeysh alarabi Alahvaz;  still death was not fair.



is islam a religion of peace?

by deev on

or is islam a religion of piece of crap?

thanks to the islamic republic the answer is clear.


اجساد چهار زندانی عرب خوزستانی اعدام شده هنوز به خانواده آنها


اجساد چهار زندانی عرب خوزستانی اعدام شده هنوز به خانواده آنها تحويل داده نشده است
بی بی بس
کريم دحيمي، فعال حقوق بشر ساکن لندن در اين مورد به بي‌بي‌سی فارسی گفت: "خبر اعدام عباس حيدريان، طاها حيدريان، عبدالرحمان حيدريان (سه برادر) و علی نعامی (شريفی) را دوشنبه ۲۹ خردادماه به خانواده آنها اطلاع دادند، اما پيگيری خانواده‌ها برای دريافت مجوز دفن و تحويل اجساد به آنها تا کنون بی نتيجه مانده است."

مسئولان ايرانی هنوز در مورد اين گزارش ها اظهارنظر نکرده اند.

به گفته آقای دحيمي، جليل حيدريان، برادر بزرگ خانواده حيدريان هم از چند روز پيش بازداشت شده است و وضعيت او هنوز مشخص نيست.

آقای دحيمی گفت که زنان و بچه‌های اين خانواده اکنون تنها مانده‌اند و به شدت نگران وضعيت جليل حيدريان هستند.




by jmyt17 on

IRI will pay for it. I have a simple question, Why they  ExecutedAhvaz is belong to Iran not IRI,Arab Iranian, they have to fight to IRAN not Arab.Iranian American looking for new country inside  America????I do not have any problem for freedom, we must free this land from IRI and Stupid ideology of Isalam from these Akhoond hand.But what is a reality? Iran must be in one peace and one countrySorry about them, what please fed me back with a true story.Why they Executed



Down with IRI

by MM on



Islamist Rapists

by Fred on

The only way to stop all these innate barbarity of the Messianic Islamist Rapists is regime change by Iranian people with logistical help from the sane world.

Airtight sanctions plus air/naval quarantine is a must.