Ali Batrani, an Iranian Arab, died at some point in the three days following his arrest on 15 April 2005 during violent demonstrations in Ahvaz city in Khuzestan province. His body was reportedly found in the Karoun River, on 18 April 2005, but was not handed over to his family until 10 May 2005. Amnesty International wrote to the Iranian authorities in November about the death of Ali Batrani and called for his death to be investigated without delay. By May 2006, the organization had received no response from the Iranian authorities.
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