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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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Iranian regime forces torture Ahwazi prisoners

07 Oct 2017

 Activists on social media sites circulated a video over the past few days featuring horrendous torture committed by Iranian regime forces against the Ahwazi political prisoners. The gruesome crime caused anger to spread among local residents in Ahwaz, who called on concerned watchdogs to intervene to halt such atrocities perpetrated by the Iranian forces against the defenseless people of Ahwaz. Sources told media office of the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz that it is most likely the harrowing act of torture had taken place at the headquarters of Karun Operations headqua

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Iranian regime racism: Ahwazi students have no schools to go to

03 Oct 2017

The head of the Ahwaz Organization for the Defense of Human Rights Fayez Rahim warned of the policy of deliberate negligence and discrimination practiced by the Iranian regime against Ahwazi children, which deprives them of their inherent right to education.  He called on all international organizations, especially UNESCO, to intervene to save Ahwaz children by granting them their right to education. He also lamented the deprivation of 9,000 students of their right to education in Gheizaniyeh district east of the capital city of Ahwaz.   As he made remarks to Al-Riyadh newspaper, he said tha

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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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