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Iran: Arab artist Qassan Chaldwai arrested


Ahvazi Arab artist Qassan Chaldawi in Iran
Ahvazi Arab artist Qassan Chaldawi in Iran

During the past few days the Iranian regime’s repressive security forces raided various areas of Ahvaz, arresting a large number of Ahvaz Arab culture activists, including an Arab artist by the name of Qassan Chaldawi.
Despite the fact that more than ten days have passed since Chaldawi’s detention, the family of this Ahvazi artist have remained in the dark regarding his whereabouts.
Sources inside Iran say those detained are all political and Sunni religious activists. Security forces detained these Ahvazi activists on bogus charges of being members of the Wahabi religion minority, while their families don’t have any information about their loved ones.