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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 occupation intelligence detains 15-year-old Ahwazi girl

20 Oct 2017

Sources told the Ahwaz Organization for the Defense of Human Rights revealed that the Revolutionary Guards intelligence forces on Wednesday evening, 18 October, kidnapped a 15-year old Ahwazi girl. The sources explained that the IRGC intelligence kidnappped the girl, named Maeda Amouri, a student in the first grade in the secondary stage in front of her school in "Alslij" district in the city of Abadan south of Ahwazi capital city. The sources yet revealed Maeda was summoned by intelligence personnel on Tuesday. She was detained for four hours in bid to solicit confessions under duress. Acc

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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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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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