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memory of redemption and sacrifice for the sake of the country

04 Aug 2020

The covenant is going on.    "The martyrs of al-Adha" is a memory of redemption and sacrifice for the sake of the country     Eid Al-Adha is a joy that brings joy to the “martyrs of Al-Adha” who sacrificed for the homeland and presented the most valuable possessions they have for the Ahwazi cause. They are the hero Abdullah Karmollah Chab, the hero Ghassem Abdullah, the hero Ali Chebieshat (Ali Habib Al-Kaabi), and the hero Sayed Khaled Mousawi.     In 2014, the Supreme Judicial Council of the Iranian regime supported the death sentence against the tw

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“Slow death.” The suspended trial of Ahwazi Abdullah Sawari enters its second year

16 Jul 2020

"Slow death." The suspended trial of Ahwazi Abdullah Sawari enters its second year   The suspended trial of Abdullah Talib Sawari is entering its second year, as the Iranian Revolutionary Court refuses to direct any charges or bring him to a fair trial.   The cultural activist and Sunni citizen of Ahwaz, Abdullah Sawari was arrested on October 19, 2018 - (۲۷/۷/۱۳۹۷) – in relation to “the platform” operation that targeted a military parade of the Revolutionary Guards in Ahwaz.   Abdullah Sawari , 37 years old, born in 1983, is graduate of a computer institute. He work

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Ahwazis protest to support detainees in Denmark and the Netherlands

10 Jul 2020

"Empty stomachs" .. Ahwazis protest to support detainees in Denmark and the Netherlands     Ahwazi citizens in Germany announced that they will go on a hunger strike, starting on Monday 20 July 2020.   They emphasized that their strike came in protest against the continued detention of Ahwazis in Denmark and the Netherlands, namely Habib Jabr, his brother Nasser and  Yaqoub Hor, and the media and TV presenter on the Ahwazna channel, Issa Fakher.   They further explained that preparations are continuing between all Ahwazis to work collectively to confront t

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On the anniversary of the Nakba Day … the conditions of the Ahwaz detainees are getting worse

20 Apr 2020

On the anniversary of the Nakba Day ... the conditions of the Ahwaz detainees are getting worse   April 20, 1925, marks the day of the Nakba, the day the Iranian regime forces invaded Ahwaz lands and imposed their control after they neglected the Ahwazi people and robbed their rights and plundered their lands. This remembrance comes in exceptional circumstances in which the health and humane conditions of prisoners worsen in the prisons of the Iranian regime, with the outbreak of the new Corona epidemic (COVID 19). Fears increase for the Ahwazi prisoners in light of the Irania

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A serialised memoir by former Ahwazi political prisoner Ghazi Mazhar

18 Sep 2019

Methadone Zombies in the Prisons of Ahwaz A serialised memoir by former Ahwazi political prisoner Ghazi Mazhar We’re all familiar, mostly from horror movies, with the legend of zombies, the ‘living dead’, corpses said to be revived by witchcraft. For zombies, frozen in a mindless catatonic state neither dead nor alive, all that remains of the life force is the ability to move their limbs. In this article, I want to tell the stories of real-life zombies, people reduced to a state of living death whose unimaginable existence I have witnessed first-hand from being among them. On August 12, 20

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Iran’s prison abuses are meant to break Ahwazi resistance

18 Sep 2019

Iran's prison abuses are meant to break Ahwazi resistance The infamous Sheyban Prison, long known by Ahwazis as an Orwellian torture centre, is nowadays officially called Ahwaz Central Prison. Located 25 kilometres from the provincial capital Ahwaz City on the road to Mullathani, the sprawling high security prison complex, comprising 12 buildings, each divided into four units, and now surrounded by several guard towers, was originally constructed as a massive residential complex for engineers and other construction staff who travelled from elsewhere in Iran to work at the nearby state

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AODHR Calls for Immediate Action to Protect Poets and Artists from the Oppression of the Iranian Regime

21 Aug 2019

AODHR Calls for Immediate Action to Protect Poets and Artists from the Oppression of the Iranian Regime   "Art is a message, not a crime" .. At a time when all institutions, regimes and states support art and ensure freedom of opinion and expression, violations of the Iranian regime against Ahwazi poets and artists continue violating international charters and covenants, above all is Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights that provides for freedom of expression which states Freedom of expression is not onl

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Iranian Parliament Approves Defendants not Entitled to Contact Lawyers for up to 20 Days

19 May 2019

Iranian Parliament Approves Defendants not Entitled to Contact Lawyers for up to 20 Days The Judicial and Legal Affairs Committee of the Iran's Islamic Consultative Assembly considered the draft amendment to Article 48 of the Code of Conduct at a meeting Saturday 22 May 2019, during which the committee decided to approve a law that divides the accused into three types and groups that do not have the right to have a lawyer for their cases for up to 20 days, most notably the first group of defendants in crimes punishable by imprisonment or house arrest or in organized crimes. "According

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The Situation of Human Rights in Ahwaz

11 Oct 2018

The Situation of Human Rights in Ahwaz Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Civil and Political Rights 3. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 4. Violations against Women and Girls 5. Land Confiscation and Forced Displacement 6. Environmental Pollution 1. Introduction The Ahwazi territory is located in the eastern coast of Arabian Gulf, starting from the eastern bank of Shatt Al-Arab in the north to Jaghin River in the south which is a natural border with Baluchistan territory. Spreading on an area of 210

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World’s conscience demanded to move to rescue Maeda al-Amuri

29 Oct 2017

Rights activists and watchdogs are appealing to the universal conscience to intervene to set the 15-year old detainee Maeda al-Amuri, free. She was arrested by the Iranian authorities and led to unknown destination in mysterious circumstances. Several watchdogs including the European Ahwazi Organization for Human Rights, whose deputy chair is Taha Yassin, Ahwaz Human Rights Organization (AHRO), chaired by Nasser Kazem, the Ahwazi Organization for the Defense of Human Rights, chaired by Fayez Rahim, International Observatory for Documentation and Prosecution of Iran Crimes, headed by Anwer Ma

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