The agency said, on Friday evening, that “the Turkish authorities handed over to Iran Habib Asyud, one of the leaders of the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz,” adding that “Habib Asyud was arrested in Turkey.”
The Iranian agency stated that “the delivery of Habib Asyud took place through the port of West Azerbaijan province, northwest of Iran.”
The Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz announced that the Iranian regime’s intelligence services had kidnapped its former president, Habib Asyoud, in Turkey, noting that “the kidnapping took place and contributed to by one of the Gulf Arab countries and Ahwazi personalities, the details of which will be announced later.”
The movement described what the Iranian regime’s intelligence services did as a “heinous movement” to curb the activity of the Arab struggle movement for the liberation of Ahwaz.
The movement held the Iranian regime fully responsible for the life of the dissident Habib Asyoud, calling on the Swedish and Turkish authorities to constructively cooperate in order to uncover the circumstances of this kidnapping.
The Arab opposition movement confirmed that it would follow up the kidnapping of one of its leaders through legal means to know his fate and ensure that he was not harmed.
Al-Ahwazi activist and journalist, Muhammad Al-Madhaji, said in a tweet through his official account on “Twitter”, that Qatar cooperated in the kidnapping of the Al-Ahwazi dissident Habib Asyud Al-Kaabi in Turkey and his delivery to the Iranian authorities.
He wrote in his account, “With the cooperation of Qatar .. Turkey has arrested Habib Asyoud, a leader in the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz, and handed him over to Iran in exchange for Tehran’s handing over of 3 PKK leaders to Ankara.”
And Mr. Habib Asyoud is the vice president of the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Al-Ahwaz, and in September 2018, this movement claimed responsibility for an attack targeting a military parade of the Iranian forces and the Revolutionary Guard in Ahwaz city that killed 29 people, most of them from the Revolutionary Guards, as well as wounding about 60 others. .
The “Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz” aims to create an Arab state in Ahwaz, independent of Iran, and classifies it as a terrorist group by Tehran.
The residents of Khuzestan province – the majority of whom are Arab nationalists – suffer from discrimination and deprivation due to the ruling authorities’ actions towards the people of this province, which has a population of about 5 million people. Many energy and oil centers are concentrated in this province and it is also famous for agriculture and livestock.