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Violations against Ahwazis raised at UNGA meeting

20 Sep 2017

On the sidelines of the 36th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, a Symposium titled Violations of Rights of non-Persian ethnicities by the Iranian State ' has been held. The Tuesday event was organized by the Ahwazi Organization for the Defense of Human Rights and a number of other organizations from different countries including the International Organization for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the Geneva International Center for Justice, the International Organization for Education and others. Several revered figures spoke at the event, including Port

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Ahwaz human rights conference underline need for global solidarity as protests spread in region following another fatal shooting

14 Feb 2017

Ahwaz human rights conference underline need for global solidarity as protests spread in region following another fatal shooting Speakers at a conference in Vienna last week sharply condemned Iranian occupation forces’ escalating brutal crackdown against the Ahwazi Arab population. The conference on Friday, entitled ‘Discussing the Iranian State’s Human Rights Violations in Ahwaz’, took place on Friday as protests again spread across Ahwaz following the shooting of another civilian in the city of Falahiyeh by Iranian forces. Amongst the speakers at the conference, hosted by the Ahwazi Orga

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Discrimination against Ahwazi by Iranian Clinic Personnel

30 Dec 2016

Iranian Discrimination against Ahwazi Arab 30th December, 2016 Discrimination against Ahwazi by Iranian Clinic Personnel According to Article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ”everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a

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The Death Penalty against four men in Ahwaz

27 Nov 2016

27th November, 2016 URGENT ACTION The Death Penalty against four men in Ahwaz Four men were executed by the Iranian authorities in Qeshm (Jesm) island on 24th November 2016 in the charge of corruption on the earth and other unclear reasons. The reliable sources in the island informed to the Ahwazi Organisation for the Defence of Human Rights that the death penalty against the men was held in the public in Qeshm. The reliable sources also added that the families of the victims were tried to halt the capital punishment against the men. According to the sources from the island, the court was

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Urgent Action

14 Oct 2016

Urgent Action 14/10/2016 To United Nations Human Rights Council To all Human Rights Organisations According to reliable sources from Al-Ahwaz, a considerable number of Ahwazi activists have been arrested by the Iranian security forces and the Revolutionary Guards in the past few days. The name of political and cultural activists who were arrested by the Iranian authorities: The city of Shiban: Mr Majed Anafcha Mr Hussien Mayahi Mr Jameel Zobidi Mr Reza Shahitat The city of Al-Mohammarah: Mr Ali Toema Al.Tamimi Mr Shaker Al.Tamimi Mr Saied Al.Tamimi Mr Ahmad Fak

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URGENT ACTION

09 Oct 2016

URGENT ACTION Verdict against 19 Arab activists Nineteen Ahwazi Arab activists, who were born in Susa in North Al-Ahwaz, have been sentenced on charges of acting against national security by branch 101 of the Revolutionary Court in Susa city on 28th September 2016. According to Karim Dahimi, the Human Rights activist during the interview with Al-Arabia on 28th September 2016, fifteen Ahwazi activists from the group of nineteen were sentenced to two years life imprisonment by the judge Mr Mahmoud Sorkhe in Susa. Mr Karim Dahimi also announced that the Ahwazi Arab activists were arrested

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URGENT ACTION

18 Aug 2016

18th August, 2016 URGENT ACTION The Iranian authorities executes three Ahwazi Arab Three Ahwazi Arab activists, who were born in Hamideyeh in West Al-Ahwaz have executed by the Iranian authorities on 17th August 2016 in Ahwaz including two brothers, according to the reliable sources inside Al-Ahwaz and the Iranian official announcement. Those men were arrested by the Iranian intelligence services in April 2015 in the charge of enmity of god, corruption on the earth, dangerous for national security, and having a link with resistance groups in Al-Ahwaz. According to the reliable sources f

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URGENT ACTION

05 Aug 2016

URGENT ACTION A new paradigm of discrimination a further marginalisation On 6th July 2016 on the first day of Eid Al-Fetr, the Ahwazi Arabs from Al-Noemeye (Nakhal-Taghi) city in south Al-Ahwaz in Asaluya region have protested against the Iranian policies in the region. The Iranian new paradigms make Ahwazi to face critical situations, such as unemployment, marginalisation, siege programmer, segregation, ghetto and pollution. There are other problems such as homelessness; Illiteracy and changing the demography of Arab regions usually threaten the existence of the Arabs in their locations. T

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Ahwazis should be rich: instead they’re mired in medieval poverty

19 Jul 2016

Ahwazis should be rich: instead they’re mired in medieval poverty The medieval poverty and deprivation suffered by the Ahwazi Arab people are made more bitterly ironic by the fact that their lands are the location of over two-thirds of the oil and gas reserves claimed by Iran, worth tens of billions of dollars annually. Despite the wealth of oil and gas extracted from underneath their feet, with the state-run Mehr News Agency noting that over 70 percent of Iran’s oil and gas resources are in the Ahwaz region (also known as Khuzestan province), Ahwazis continue to live in Third World subs

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URGENT ACTION

17 Jul 2016

URGENT ACTION Iran must stop killing Ahwazi Arabs   Four Ahwazi Arab from different cities in Al-Ahwaz were killed by the Iranian security guard, and a massive number have detained and are keeping in solitary confinement according to the reliable sources inside Al-Ahwaz. On 6th July 2016 on the first day of Eid Al-Fetr, the Ahwazi Arabs from Al-Noemeye (Nakhal-Taghi) city in south Al-Ahwaz in Asaluya region have protested against the Iranian policies in the region, in which caused unemployment, demographic change, segregation, ghetto, pollution and other violations. Therefore, one p

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