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Release Detained Ahwazi political leaders, activists in Denmark, the Netherlands

09 Feb 2020

Release  Detained Ahwazi political leaders, activists in Denmark, the Netherlands   Alliance of human rights organizations to support the Arab people of Ahwaz expresses its grave concern regarding the arrest of four leaders of the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz in Denmark and the Netherlands last Monday. The alliance calls on the authorities in Denmark and the Netherlands to respect the rights of the Ahwazi people as it struggles peacefully to obtain its legal and human rights in accordance with the international laws and norms, which expressly provide for respec

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Iranian teacher beats, racially abuses nine-year-old Ahwazi boy

11 Nov 2019

Iranian teacher beats, racially abuses nine-year-old Ahwazi boy   A nine-year-old Ahwazi Arab boy was reportedly beaten with a thick plastic rod and abused by an Iranian Physical Education teacher at his school for playing football with friends without his football kit on. The blows were so severe that they left bruises and marks on the child’s body. The teacher, identified as Naeem Zadeh, beat the boy, a sixth-grade pupil in his class in the Shaheed Ayat elementary school in the Shekareh district of Kot Abdullah County near the regional capital Ahwaz, so badly that his parents r

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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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Facing Torture and Murder, Ahwazi Political Prisoners Call for Human Rights Protection

17 Sep 2019

Facing Torture and Murder, Ahwazi Political Prisoners Call for Human Rights Protection According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, every human being has rights that must be fully respected, which are incontrovertible and absolutely related to one another. These rights are non-selective, applying to every human in the world regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, faith, cultural background or any other factor. Accordingly, public international law, or The Law of Nations, is a set of rules to defend these human rights, which has led to the creation of pacts between countries 

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AODHR Calls on Human Rights Bodies to Protect Ahwazi Detainees in Iranian Regime’s Prisons

26 Aug 2019

AODHR Calls on Human Rights Bodies to Protect Ahwazi Detainees in Iranian Regime’s Prisons   The Iranian regime continues its heinous abuses against the Ahwazi detainees in its notorious prisons, which lack the minimum necessities of life, in addition to the brutal and physical torture and medical negligence that have claimed hundreds of lives. Recently, the Ahwazi Organization for the Defence of Human Rights “AODHR” has received worrying information that Ahwazi detainee Yusuf Mahdi al-Fakhir (Yusuf Sawari) has been subjected to a new wave of brutal torture in the prisons of the

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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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Human Rights Group Strongly Condemns the “Unjust” Execution of Ahwazi Detainees

05 Aug 2019

Human Rights Group Strongly Condemns the "Unjust" Execution of Ahwazi Detainees   The Ahwazi Organization for the Defence of Human Rights "AODHR" condemned the Iranian regime's execution of two Ahwazi detainees on charges extracted under torture. The organization confirmed that the Iranian regime's intelligence informed their relatives of carrying out the executions this morning, while arresting the brothers of the detainees and taking them to an unknown place. According to the organization, the detainees are Abdullah Karamullah Kaab, 38, a father of three, and Qasim Abdullah,

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Effective Contributions of AODHR in Geneva

10 Jul 2019

Effective Contributions of AODHR in Geneva On the sidelines of the 41st Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Ahwazi Organization for the Defence of Human Rights "AODHR" acted to shed light on the crimes and gross violations committed by the Iranian regime in the field of human rights In the course of our relentless efforts to shed light on the violations and crimes against the human rights in Ahwaz, the organization held a symposium on crimes against non- Persian peoples, particularly Ahwazis who are subjected to all forms of violations such as extrajudicial executions, tor

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AODHR Welcomes the Decision to Release of ASMLA’s Vice-President

30 May 2019

AODHR Welcomes the Decision to Release of ASMLA's Vice-President The Ahwazi Organization for the Defence of Human Rights "AODHR" welcomes the decision of the Polish judiciary to release Mr. Habib Alaswad, Vice-President of The Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz "ASMLA", stressing that this decision is historic and a triumph for the Ahwazi cause at the level of the international fora. The organization notes that Alaswad was arrested more than two months ago and remained in custody by the Polish authorities based on a decision by the Interpol because of demands by the Iranian

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