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Iran: Release Ahwazi Arab man forcibly disappeared in reprisal for his relatives’ activism

, Index number: MDE 13/4334/2021

Amnesty International is calling on the Iranian authorities to immediately reveal the whereabouts of Falah Heidari, a member of Iran’s disadvantaged Ahwazi Arab minority, and release him immediately and unconditionally as he is arbitrarily detained solely because of his family association with his activist brother and son abroad. On 20 May 2021, Falah Heidari was summoned to the office of the intelligence unit of the Revolutionary Guards in Ahvaz, Khuzestan province, and put under arrest and transferred to an unidentified location. The authorities have since concealed his whereabouts, thereby subjecting him to enforced disappearance, a crime under international law.

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