Fatema Tamimi, a journalist, director, Ahwazi Arab social activist, and women's rights activist, was arrested by Iranian security forces at her home in the town of Jarahi (Chamran) on the evening of December 10, 2020, and transferred to an unknown location.
Mrs. Tamimi 39, a mother of two, has produced several short documentaries on poverty, addiction, unemployment, persecution and discrimination of Ahwazi Arab minority in Iran. She also works in the local press and social media as a news photographer, reporter, director and cultural activist.
The floods of the past years in Ahwaz region and the surrounding cities are also one of the most important issues that Tamimi has addressed and documented and reported on. In her reports, in addition to the causes of floods and related events, he discusses the effects and consequences of floods on social structures in Arab regions.
Fatema Tamimi has been working for local newspapers since the 1990s, and more than 25,000 people follow her Instagram page, where her reports are published.

Ahwaz Human Rights Organization condemns the detention of Fatema Tamimi and all cultural, political and social activists and demands her immediate and unconditional release.

Ahwaz Human Rights Organization

Wednesday, December 9, 2020