23 Jan 2016
The Iranian security forces confiscated the lands of Ahwaz’s in the Inderabiu Island 28th August 2014 The reliable sources from Inderabiu (Hendrabi) Island in Al-Ahwaz informed to the Ahwazi Defence for Human Rights Organisation that the Iranian security forces confiscated the lands, and houses of Ahwazi Arab in the middle of August 2014. The sources also confirmed that all the belongings of Ahwazi Arab were passed to the ‘Free Zone Management organisation’. The farms land is the only way for the native residents of Ahwazi in Inderabiu Island to survive their lives. However, the Iranian authorities begun to put the people under pressure to force them to migrate from their Island since the Islamic Republic took the power in Iran. The Ahwazi Defence for Human Rights organisation strongly condemned the Iranian authorities treatment against Ahwazi people in Inderabiu Island, and the organisation has also argued the international human rights organisation to put Iran under pressure to stop confiscation the lands in the Island. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Inderabiu is an Arab Island that is located in the south of Ahwaz, in the Middle of the Arabian Gulf, and has a distance of 28 km to Qais island (Kish), and 24 km distance to the Shoaib Island in the Arabian Gulf. The Iranian intelligence services were begun to confiscate the lands, and even the houses of Ahwazi Arab in the island since the regime took the power in Iran in 1979. Many Ahwazi were forced to leave their lands and migrated to the Arabian Gulf countries, and other cities in the South of Ahwaz. The Free Zone Management Organisation that run by the security forces and the Revolutionary guard has been controlling majority of the Arab lands in the Island. In the past few weeks, the Iranian security forces also attacked and confiscated several boats, houses, lands and other belongings from the Ahwazi Arab in Qeshm island. Nearly 9 people were killed by the security services after their houses were raided by the guard.