A popular cafe in Iran’s Ahwaz region was burnt down on the 3rd of April 2018, coinciding with the 7th night of Ahwazi Arab uprising against Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). As many as 13 young Arab men who were trapped behind locked doors, died and 14 were severely wounded.
Cafe Nawares was located in the southwest of Ahwaz city. It is in an Arab neighborhood called “Dayrah” from which the first Ahwazi Arab uprising of 2005 started. The café was a popular meeting point for young Ahwazi Arab intellectuals and poets.
The suspect is a 17-year-old from Lashkarabad, a poverty stricken neighborhood of Ahwaz. (Supplied)