The reliable sources inside Ahwaz confirmed to the Ahwazi Defence for Human Rights that the Iranian intelligence services arrested Mr. Ali Torfi (Abo Sherog) the Ahwazi famous poet in the beginning of June.
According to the sources, the Iranian intelligence services arrested and sent Mr. Torfi in unknown place that it seems belong to the Iranian intelligence services.
Therefore, the Ahwazi Defence for Human Rights organisation strongly condemned the Iranian ill-treatment against Mr. Ali Torfi (Abo Sherog), and asked the international human rights organisation to put Iran under pressure to free Mr. Torfi from the detention that belong to the Iranian intelligence services.
Ahwaz is an Arab land that is located in the southwest and south of Iran. The name of Al Ahwaz has changed to Khuzestan, Bushier and Hurmozgan in 1936, after Iran occupied the country in 1925. Both Iranian regimes, the Pahlavi era and the Islamic republic era, used different ways to suppress Ahwazi voices.
Cultural activists like Mr. Ali Torfi are under pressure by the authorities, and the services arrested him several times. The last time when Mr. Torfi arrested was in 2013 and also tortured by the intelligence services.
In the past few days, the Iranian authorities executed two members of Al-Shabab cultural organisation, and few months ago executed two members of Al-Hewar cultural organisation in the secret detention.