NCRI women committee, 18 April 2018-- There is no information on the whereabouts or conditions of the two women arrested in the course of protests in Ahwaz, capital of Khuzestan Province in southwestern Iran.
The family of Ayesheh Neassi, a student of English at the Payam Nour University of Ahwaz, have not been able to contact her or obtain any news on her. It is said that she is probably detained in Sepidar Prison of Ahwaz.
Ms. Neassi was arrested in the protests in Ahwaz against an offensive program broadcast by the state television network insulting Arab Iranians.
On Monday, April 16, 2018, families of those arrested in the recent protests in Ahwaz staged protests in three parts of the city, in front of the Governorate’s Office and the offices of two parliamentary deputies from Ahwaz. The protesters which included a large number of women demanded freedom of their loved ones and determination of their status.