by: Lima Ahwazi - London
The Ahwazi Arab minority in Iran continue to face marginalisation which aims at erasing their national identity and obstructing their personal development. This is done through a mono linguistic education system that prevents Arabs from receiving education in their own language.The Ahwazi Arab minority in Iran continue to face marginalisation which aims at erasing their national identity and obstructing their personal deve…

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One of the key factors forgotten by analysts when looking at Iran’s popular breakdown is the rampant discontent regarding environmental governance. The infamous Lake Orumiyyah’s case best illustrates water mismanagement in Iran. This issue touches upon many others, but essentially concerns ethnic minorities that are politically and economically neglected at first. Minority-inhabited territories are generally rich in resources and agricultura…

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On 23th Sep was the first day of academic year in Iran and according to residents and eye witnesses majority of schools in “Gheizanieh” district are not open to the students.

“Gheizanieh” district in Ahwaz has 80 villages and 38,000 in residence out of which 9,000 are students.

Mohammed Bavi, a member of the city council of Ahwaz stated that “Ghizanieh “ has 60 schools ,40% of which do not have teacher or administrative staff,Bavi added that in res…

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On March 10th , Concurrent with 34th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva , a side event titled
" self determination and autonomy :the implementation of the right of self determination as a contribution to conflict prevention “ was organised by Association Solidarite International Afrique in partnership with Association Bhaarathi Centre Culturel Franco-Tamoul, Association Des Etudiants Tamoules de France , and Swiss council of Eelam Tamil…

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On March 10th , Concurrent with 34th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva , a side event titled
" self determination and autonomy :the implementation of the right of self determination as a contribution to conflict prevention “ was organised by Association Solidarite International Afrique in partnership with Association Bhaarathi Centre Culturel Franco-Tamoul, Association Des Etudiants Tamoules de France , and Swiss council of Eelam Tamil…

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On March 10th , Concurrent with 34th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva , a side event titled
" self determination and autonomy :the implementation of the right of self determination as a contribution to conflict prevention “ was organised by Association Solidarite International Afrique in partnership with Association Bhaarathi Centre Culturel Franco-Tamoul, Association Des Etudiants Tamoules de France , and Swiss council of Eelam Tamil…

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Iran's Ahwazi Arab minority: dissent against 'discrimination'
Article by: Mamoon Alabbasi
Saturday 28 February 2015 12:00 UTC
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The plight of Iran's Arab Ahwazi minority and their recent protests in the country's oil-rich southwest region, is being underreported despite serious and systematic discrimination against them by Tehran, exiled members of the community told Middle East Eye.

Arabs make up the majority of what is officially…

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Why does Iran neglect Arabs in oil-rich Ahvaz?
ArabNews

People in the city of Ahvaz — the capital of Khuzestan, which is one of Iran’s wealthiest provinces when it comes to oil and natural gas — have been protesting for days over unbearable pollution and power failures. People can be heard chanting “unemployment, unemployment, unemployment... Iranian fellowmen assist us, assist us.”

Last year, Ahvaz was ranked the most polluted city in the world by…

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USA - By Dr Karim Abdian- For the past 37 years, the Iranian regime has been able to disunite, or generate current disunity and distrust, within the opposition and render it almost irrelevant. But this seems to becoming to an end.
The rights of Iran’s non-Persian nationalities were one of the central themes of a recent mass rally organized by the Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK), marking a departure from the usual annual program of the Iranian opposition…

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Rights groups condemn recent execution of Kurdish prisoners and call for an immediate moratorium on all executions in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Iranian authorities must immediately put a halt to the execution of Kurdish political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, 22 human rights organizations stated. These organizations also urged for an immediate moratorium on the death penalty and a right to due process and fair and public retrials for…

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