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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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On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

27 Nov 2019

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women the Iranian regime authorities kidnap an Ahwazi woman As the world is marking International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Iranian regime authorities have abducted a woman named Leila Shawardi from her home in Fallehiyeh. The arrest came without an arrest warrant. Credible sources from the city of Fallehiyeh said that the Iranian regime forces arrested on Monday November 25 a woman named Leila Shawardi , 38, after raiding her house in Fallehiyeh of the Arab region of Ahwaz.She was born in 1981.She

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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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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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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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The Iranian Regime Arrests the Ahwazi Researcher Hussein Farajullah Al-Kaabi without Charge

30 Jun 2019

The Iranian Regime Arrests the Ahwazi Researcher Hussein Farajullah Al-Kaabi without Charge The Ahwazi Organization for the Defence of Human Rights "AODHR" condemns the arrest of the famous Ahwazi writer and researcher Hussein Farajullah al-Kaabi. On Friday morning, the Iranian intelligence service raided the house of Madi Farajullah al-Kaabi in the al-Tafkeer district in Tustar city, and arrested Mr. Hussein Farajullah al-Kaabi, 38, who is a father of three; Irfan, Israa and Sami. [caption id="attachment_1537" align="alignright" width="300"] Hussein Farajullah Al-Kaabi[/caption

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Iranian regime tortured Al-Bogbish to death and Amnesty calls for investigation

30 Jun 2019

Iranian regime tortured Al-Bogbish to death and Amnesty calls for investigation The family of the Ahwazi detainee Benjamin Nasser al-Bogbish, received a call from the intelligence of the Iranian regime, stating that their relative was martyred inside the prison as a result of the brutal torture in his detention cell, Sources close to the family said to Ahwazna TV. The sources confirmed that the Iranian regime tortured the ahwazi detainee psychologically and physically during the second detention period about a month ago. The Iranian intelligence arrested Benjamin Nasser al-Bogbish a

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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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Endless Pain and Suffering of Ahwazi Female Prisoners

29 May 2019

Endless Pain and Suffering of Ahwazi Female Prisoners On daily basis, the Iranian occupation practices the most severe and worst forms of physical and psychological torture against female prisoners. Torture of women prisoners ranges from indecent verbal abuse to physical abuse, or deliberate medical neglect, which has become an additional factor and a heavy burden on female prisoners in the Iranian prisons. Prisoner Amena Sari, only 20 years old and a graduate of school of accounting  living in al-Thawra district, was detained on November 6th, 2018 by the Revolutionary Guard’s intelligence,

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