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The victory of Hassan Rouhani, a 64-year-old cleric, in Iran’s presidential election, presents a new opportunity to address human rights abuses in the country, Amnesty International said today.

Hassan Rouhani, described as a moderate and a pragmatist, made a number of pledges to improve Iran’s dire human rights record during his electoral campaign, for which he must be held accountable in the coming months.

He plans to issue a "civil righ…

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been campaigned with pretext of civil activities, human rights and campaign against the war they benefit the Islamic Republic. One of the worst lobbies is NIAC organisation (National Iranian American Council:http://www.niacouncil.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Persian_index

This lobby extensively acts against the nations and their causes in Iran particularly Ahwazi Arab cause. The organizations have been involved in misleading the international f…

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An Ahwazi

The following letter was written by Ahwazi Arab death row prisoner Hashem Shabani, who is facing imminent execution for "enmity with God" along with four other friends and colleagues. His conviction followed a Revolutionary Court trial that has been condemned by the international community, including UN experts and human rights NGOs, as falling well short of all standards of justice. Shabani was tortured into making a confession, which was broad…

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Hundreds of Ahwazi Arabs and their supporters demonstrated outside the European Commission offices in Brussels today to mark the eighth anniversary of the Ahwazi intifada.

More than 30 non-governmental organisations signed a declaration to condemn the ongoing persecution of Ahwazi Arabs:

"We the undersigned condemn the planned executions of Ahwazi Arab activists, we condemn past killings and future killings of those whose only crime was to rai…

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Ahwazi sets himself

An Ahwazi Arab man set himself alight inside the offices of the provincial Governor in Ahwaz on April 16 in a protest against unemployment, according to a report by the Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation (Ahro).

Following the example of the Tunisian martyr Mohammad Bouzizi, Madhi Hadi Mojadam (32) waited for the Governor to leave his office and dowsed himself in petrol before setting himself alight. Security guards intervened immediately to put ou…

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ahwazi demo

Ahwazi Arab activists are warning that the pre-emptive arrests of hundreds of Arabs ahead of the anniversary of the April 2005 Ahwaz intifada will be repeated on a national scale ahead of the presidential elections.

The Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation has named over 250 Ahwazi Arabs have been rounded up and held without charge in an effort to intimidate and silence protests. The actual number is likely to be far higher.

Small sporadic and pea…

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Teenage Ahwazi killed

A 15-year-old Ahwazi Arab boy, Morteza Alsoweidi, was shot down during a demonstration against the actions of security services on 12 April. Alsoweidi was killed by Colonel Chabok Sawar as he joined local people in protesting against the destruction of Arab houses in the area where he lived with his family. He lived in the village of Al-Chenebah in the Sayed Mousa area. Extrajudicial killings of Ahwazi Arabs are at least as frequent as official…

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Seyed Zia Nabavi, a member of the Committee to Defense the Right to Education, was return to Karoon prison following a month interrogation by the Iranian Intelligent Service. Nabavi has been in prison since June 2009. He was transferred to The Intelligent office in Ahwaz on 5th March 2013 after searching his personal belongings in Karoon prison he was then returned to the Intelligent Service for further interrogations.

Nabavi has been under pre…

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number of arrests of Ahwazi

The number of arrests of Ahwazi Arabs continues to climb amid a crackdown on dissent ahead of the eighth anniversary of the 2005 Ahwazi intifada. Teacher Mohammad Amara Moramazi was arrested on 27 March in Al-Houwayzeh (Hoveizeh), according to local sources. This week, Ali Gharbawi and Ali Moramazi were arrested in Khafajiyeh (Susangerd) and their whereabouts is unknown.

Meanwhile, the Ghenaidrah (Dezful) revolutionary court has convicted thre…

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