The demonstrators in the city of Ramshir(south west of Iran) had gathered outside the family homes of cultural activists Hashem Shabani and Hadi Rasheide on Thursday, January 30.

Police arrested several as they waved banners, chanted slogans calling for the end of the theocratic dictatorship.

According reports from inside Iran two Ahwazi Arab activists Hadi Rashedi and Hashem Shabani have been executed.

Iranian intelligence ministry officials have informed the families of the prisoners that the executions were carried out four days ago.

The Iranian Intelligence Ministry had warned the executed men’s families that they could be arrested if mourning took place outside their homes or for longer than 24 hours.