- 07 Apr
By INU Staff
INU - On Friday, the Associated Press reported upon critical remarks that had been made about the government earlier that day by Ayatollah Mohsen Heidari, the prayer leader for Ahwaz, the capital of Khuzestan Province. The province has recently been the site of protests by its large Arab minority population, in response to a children’s program that was broadcast on state media which identified other Iranian minorities while ignoring Arabs. Nationwide, that minority constitutes about two percent of Iran’s roughly 80 million people. In Khuzestan, nearly half of the province’s four million-person population is Arab.