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Detainee Bassem Jassem al-Batrani Paralyzed by Torture in Shiban Prison

22 May 2019

Detainee Bassem Jassem al-Batrani Paralyzed by Torture in Shiban Prison Trusted sources confirmed deterioration of the health situation of the Ahwazi detainee Bassem Jassem al-Batrani in in the capital’s Shiban prison. The sources confirmed that al-Batrani was paralyzed two weeks ago following the harsh systematic physical torture inflicted on him in the prison cells of the occupation, with apparent intransigence against taking him to hospital. His family and international human rights organizations put pressure on the Iranian regime to quickly hospitalize him. The sources pointed out that

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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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Iranian Regime Continues Series of Unjust Death Sentences over Attack

12 May 2019

Iranian Regime Continues Series of Unjust Death Sentences over Attack Ahwazi Organization for the Defense of Human Rights "AODHR" condemns the recent unfair death sentences by Iran's Revolution Court in Ahwaz, the capital, over military parade events. The latest death sentences included the detainee Sayed Mortada Mousawi, 20-year-old, who was arrested from his house in al-Khefajeyyah (Susangerd) for allegedly participating in the targeting of a military parade of the Revolutionary Guards in Ahwaz, in the case known as Viewing Stand Operation. The organization clarifies that the arrest of Mo

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AODHR Condemns “Iranian Terrorism” Towards Relief Committees in Ahwaz

04 May 2019

AODHR Condemns "Iranian Terrorism" Towards Relief Committees in Ahwaz The Ahwazi Organization for the Defense of Human Rights (AODHR) condemns the continuation of the terrorist approach led by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's security and intelligence elements against the Ahwazi people working in the field of public relief and cultural committees formed for the relief of the victims in the wake of the man-made floods that hit the Ahwazi lands. The organization asserts that the wave of unjust arrests took place on 29 April 2019 after the Iranian regime failed to terrorize the members o

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AODHR condemns the Iranian crackdown on aid volunteers in Ahwaz

28 Apr 2019

The Ahwazi Organization for the Defense of Human Rights (AODHR) condemns the arrests and repression by the Iranian regime against volunteers in cultural groups and public relief committees, working to help those affected by the floods in Ahwaz. Ahwaz people suffer from the Torrential torrents, that were made by the Iranian regime, which unlocked –on purpose- the gates of water channels and destroyed the dams to make the water flow heavily towards the land of Ahwaz Arabia, which is located in the south west Iran, AODHR said in a statement. The organization deplores the disgraceful rol

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AODHR Condemns Arrest Campaign in Ahwaz

28 Apr 2019

Ahwaz Organization for the Defence of Human Rights (AODHR) condemned the arrest campaign carried out by the Iranian regime forces in Ahwaz's capital city of Ahwaz in an effort to silence people, suppress freedoms and terrorize citizens. The organization said in a statement that it is following with a great concern the raids of the Iranian regime's forces on the Ahwazis' houses in Ahwazi villages and cities, to grab citizens from amidst of their loved ones, without any charges. AODHR documented the arrest of four citizens by the Iranian intelligence in the capital, Ahwaz, since January. T

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AODHR condemns Iranian regime’s negligence, urges caution

06 Apr 2019

AODHR condemns Iranian regime's negligence, urges caution Ahwazi Organization for the Defense of Human Rights (AODHR) is following with deep concern the exacerbating disaster of the flash floods that hit Ahwaz, given the deliberate negligence of the Iranian regime, which exerted no efforts to curb the crisis or find solutions to it. The watchdog also denounces the practices of the Iranian regime aimed to destroy the Ahwazi environment and displace thousands of families who were impacted by recent floods and torrents. The organization also expressed deep concern about the possibility of

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Demo-Aufruf Donnerstag, 18.04.2019 in Berlin

04 Mar 2019

Demo-Aufruf Donnerstag, 18.04.2019 in Berlin Die Ahwazische Bürgern appellieren an alle Menschenrechtsaktivist*innen in Deutschland und alle demokratisch gesinnten Migranten aus dem *Iran*, egal welcher ethnischen Zugehörigkeit, sei es der arabischen(ahwazischen), kurdischen, turkmenischen, balutschischen, azarischen oder persischen: Beteiligt euch an der Demonstration in Berlin am 18. April 2019 ! Unsere Aktion richtet sich gegen Menschenrechtsverletzungen wie willkürliche Verhaftungen, Folterungen und Hinrichtungen von friedlich demonstrierenden oppositionellen und Menschenrechtsakti

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Iranian regime’s practices should be curbed by international community

28 Jan 2019

 Iranian regime's practices should be curbed by international community Assassinations against the Iranian regime's soldiers and officers are a natural outcome of its authoritarian and repressive policies as well as seizing the people's lives and resources. On Friday evening, a resistance group carried out a military operation against the regime in Ahwaz. The operation, carried out in Ras Al-Mina (Sar Bandar) city in Ahwaz shows the level of popular discontent due to the regime's practices amid schemes to seize the resources of non-Persian people, on top of them comes the Ahwazis incl

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Iran’s regime prepares to execute two Ahwazi activists for membership of a non-existent group

24 Jan 2019

Ahwazi rights groups have reported that Iranian authorities have transferred two Ahwazi activists previously sentenced to death to the infamous Evin Prison in Tehran, with activists warning that this means their execution is imminent. The two Ahwazi men, 36-year-old Abdullah Abdullahi [Karamullah Ka’ab], a married father of three from the Shawur district of Susa [ known as Shush in Farsi], and 31-year-old Qassim Beit Abdullah (Kaabi) from the village of Kaab Beit Allawi, were sentenced to death in October 2017 on charges of ‘enmity to God’ and ‘corruption on Earth’ over their alleged membersh

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