Torture

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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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Facing Torture and Murder, Ahwazi Political Prisoners Call for Human Rights Protection

17 Sep 2019

Facing Torture and Murder, Ahwazi Political Prisoners Call for Human Rights Protection According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, every human being has rights that must be fully respected, which are incontrovertible and absolutely related to one another. These rights are non-selective, applying to every human in the world regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, faith, cultural background or any other factor. Accordingly, public international law, or The Law of Nations, is a set of rules to defend these human rights, which has led to the creation of pacts between countries 

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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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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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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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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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URGENT ACTION

25 Oct 2016

25th October, 2016 URGENT ACTION The death of the Ahwazi child by the Iranian security forces The Iranian security forces fired live bullets at a car of Ahwazi citizen Mr Abbas Hasan Mashal Al-Sari 41 years of age in the city of Ahwaz on Monday 24th October 2016, which led to the death of his daughter Raghad Abbas 3 years of age and his wife Mrs Zahor Abdul-Sada Al-Sari was wounded by security forces. According to the sources from Al-Sari family, the Ahwazi child Raghad Abbas was shot on her heart by the Iranian security forces, the sourced also added that the Iranian security forces arres

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