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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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Wave of exodus hits Falahiyeh Marshes in Al-Ahwaz region

16 Sep 2017

About 80 percent of Falahiyeh Marsh have been damaged, which prompted the local residents dwelling in the nearby villages to migrate, sources told the Ahwaz Organization for the Defence of Human Rights (AODHR). According to tallies, the marsh spreads on an area as equal as 527 thousand kilometers, 80 percent of which have been damaged. In this marsh, fish, birds and other aquatic organisms lived in the marsh. Also, half of the populations in Falahiyeh have long been dependent on the marsh to earn their living. Sources said the government's policies aimed to deliberately dry up the marsh pus

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AODHR issues statement as 5 Ahwazi citizens ‘forcibly disappeared’

12 Sep 2017

    Ahwaz Organization for the Defence of Human Rights (AODHR) has condemned the arbitrate arrests made against five Ahwazi citizens in Howeyzeh and Mullathani cities. The arrests were made more than a month ago. It called for revealing the whereabouts of those detainees, whose fate is not known so far. In a statement,  AODHR rejected the practices of the Iran regime forces, calling on concerned international institutions to open an urgent probe into the abuses perpetrated against the Ahwazis. It also pressed that such arrests are made without any legal bases, let alone the ambig

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Iranian regime forces arrest 12 Ahwazi Arab citizens

10 Sep 2017

  The Iranian regime forces have arrested 12 Ahwazi citizens in recent days in different parts of the occupied Arab region of Ahwaz, informed sources told Ahwaz Organization for the Defence of Human Rights (AODHR).   They added the arrests are still being made till now. And maybe there are dozens of citizens arrested in the heavy-handed crackdown.   According to the sources, these arrests have been made in the aftermath of the Ahwazis' staging of mass protests following Eid prayer.   Haider Abbas Zadeh, commander of the Iran regime forces in northern Ahwaz, told Iranian media outlets th

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Ahwaz human rights conference underline need for global solidarity as protests spread in region following another fatal shooting

14 Feb 2017

Ahwaz human rights conference underline need for global solidarity as protests spread in region following another fatal shooting Speakers at a conference in Vienna last week sharply condemned Iranian occupation forces’ escalating brutal crackdown against the Ahwazi Arab population. The conference on Friday, entitled ‘Discussing the Iranian State’s Human Rights Violations in Ahwaz’, took place on Friday as protests again spread across Ahwaz following the shooting of another civilian in the city of Falahiyeh by Iranian forces. Amongst the speakers at the conference, hosted by the Ahwazi Orga

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URGENT ACTION

14 Feb 2017

14th February, 2017 URGENT ACTION Violent Clash in Falahia: Shooting an Ahwazi man by the Security Forces An Ahwazi man by name of Mr. Hassan Yasser Alboghbiesh, 26 years of age was killed by the Iranian security forces on 9th February 2017 through shooting on head and chest in Falahia (Shadegan) city in west Al-Ahwaz. The reliable sources in Falahia informed to the Ahwazi Organisation for the Defence of Human Rights that the man was killed by live shooting of the Iranian security forces in the public in the city. The reliable sources also added that two other men were also injured; Mr Sa

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05 Feb 2017

The Ahwazi Organization for the Defense of Human Rights will hold a Human Rights Seminar entitled «discuss the Iranian authorities of human rights violations in Ahwaz» in Vienna, Austrian on 10th February 2017. In the seminar, several human rights figures, academic people, jurists’ experts from Austria, Germany and Britain will be attending. The Arab and non-Arab media will cover the seminar. Seminar topics: * The review of Iranian violations of human rights in Ahwaz through a written report in three languages (Arabic, German and English). * The speech of Ahwazi witnesses who survived of th

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Discrimination against Ahwazi by Iranian Clinic Personnel

30 Dec 2016

Iranian Discrimination against Ahwazi Arab 30th December, 2016 Discrimination against Ahwazi by Iranian Clinic Personnel According to Article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ”everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a

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The Death Penalty against four men in Ahwaz

27 Nov 2016

27th November, 2016 URGENT ACTION The Death Penalty against four men in Ahwaz Four men were executed by the Iranian authorities in Qeshm (Jesm) island on 24th November 2016 in the charge of corruption on the earth and other unclear reasons. The reliable sources in the island informed to the Ahwazi Organisation for the Defence of Human Rights that the death penalty against the men was held in the public in Qeshm. The reliable sources also added that the families of the victims were tried to halt the capital punishment against the men. According to the sources from the island, the court was

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