Iran: Ahwazi Dissident Poet Suspiciously Dies in Hospital

Iran: Ahwazi Dissident Poet Suspiciously Dies in Hospital

Published by on November 12, 2019
ILA: Hassan Heydari Ahwazi Arab Poet

International Liberty Association: Hassan Heydari, a young popular dissident poet has died in hospital – sparking impromptu protests and vigils from hundreds of people in in Ahwaz, the capital southwestern Khuzestan province.
Hassan Heydari, a young popular dissident poet, died in the city’s Shafa hospital under suspicious circumstances a month after his arrest by Iranian authorities.
Hassan Heydari was initially arrested last year for his writing but later released on bail.

Locals say the Intelligence Ministry agents poisoned him.
Hundreds of people in Ahwaz went to streets to protest Hassan Heydari’s death which they believe was suspicious.

Numerous people have died in recent years while were kept in detentions or prisons.

International Liberty Association had previously reported that; Benyamin Alboghbiesh, a 28-year-old detainee from the Ahwazi Arab minority, also died under suspicious circumstances just couple of months ago, in June 2019.

Benyamin Alboghbiesh was arrested on 26 May, and just a month later, on 26 June, his family were informed by an the Intelligence officials, believed to be affiliated with the Revolutionary Guards, that he had died at a detention centre in Ahwaz.

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