09 Sep 2020
Queues for gas! A recurring crisis to the oil wealthy Ahwaz.
Lines for gas are back again in Ahwaz, where the price of kilo of Gas costs around 800,000 Iranian Rial, doubling its price compared to previous years (400,000 Iranian Rial)
Every street in the villages of Ahwaz has dozens of Ahwazis lining up to get gas during the Corona pandemic, which might lead to a greater disaster in the region of Ahwaz, alongside the weak precautionary measures taken by the Iranian regime in the Ahwaz region.
Local residents say that the shortage of gas cylinders has increased dramatically over previous years. Meanwhile, prices recorded an unprecedented increase.
Some of them express their dissatisfaction with the deteriorating economic conditions, the deterioration of the living conditions, and the cessation of work by self-employed people; While the Iranian regime continues to plunder the Ahwazi revolutions instead of laying out plans to lift the burden off their shoulders in the light of the consequences of the outbreak of the new Corona pandemic (Covid-19).
Observers believe that Ahwaz enjoys great economic importance, not only Ahwazi oil constitutes 87% of the total extorted Iranian oil, but also the natural gas in the region constitutes 100% of the gas that Iran possesses, yet the share of the indigenous Ahwazi population is deprived.
The Ahwazi Organization for the Defence of Human Rights confirms that the shortage of gas cylinders is one of the episodes of racial discrimination that the Ahwazi people are experiencing by the Iranian regime, at a time when the Ahwazi people need help with the outbreak of the new Corona pandemic.
The organization expresses its surprise and disappointment at the suffering of the Ahwazi people concerning the shortage of gas. While they are the original owners of gas, Ahwaz floats on a sea of natural gas and oil wealth.
The Ahwazi Organization for the Defence of Human Rights notes that the Iranian regime relies on reviving its economy and supplying its cities with the necessary needs of petroleum materials from the coffers of Ahwazi lands, which was stolen with its forced power keeping the Ahwazi people in the circle of deprivation.
The organization calls on the international community to activate international laws and conventions to protect the wealth of the Ahwazi people, or at the very least to work on distributing them in a fair manner that provides a decent life for the indigenous people of the Ahwazi lands.
The Ahwaz Organization for the Defence of Human Rights
Queues for gas! A recurring crisis to the oil wealthy Ahwaz