mohammed amori

Below is a translation of a profile of Ahwazi Arab cultural activist and UNHCR-registered refugee Mohammad Ali Amouri who is on hunger strike while waiting execution by the Iranian regime. It is written by someone very close to Amouri.

Mohammad Ali Amouri was born 17 February 1978 in Mohammarah

During the Iran-Iraq war his family fled to Alkhalafieh until 1998 when he was offered a place to study fisheries at the Industrial University of Isfa…

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Ghazi Heidari

Mr. Ghazi Heidari, an Ahwazi Arab engineer and leading human rights and cultural activist has had his jail term extended by five years to 15 years following allegations that he was involved in leaking a video appeal from Karoun Prison that embarrassed the Iranian regime. Heidari will now spend his jail sentence in Shiraz and is not set for release until 2024. However, friends and relatives fear he will not survive the full term due to the s…

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Nabavi and Amoori

Prominent Iranian student movement leader Sayed Zia Nabavi was return to Karoon prison this week following a month-long interrogation by Iranian intelligence.

Nabavi has been in prison since June 2009. While in Karoon Prison, he met and befriended Ahwazi Arab activist Mohammad Ali Amouri, who is currently facing execution for "enmity with God". Both Nabavi and Amoori have been held in solitary confinement and tortured. Their experiences have br…

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hojat alsam

In a daring sermon conducted in front of senior government officials, Hojat Aleslam Sari Asl spoke of the resistance of Arab tribes in Dasht-e-Azadeghan (Alkhafajeyeh) against British invaders and the sacrifices Arabs made during the Iran-Iraq War. However, in spite of the loss of life suffered by the population they were not getting their fair share of government assistance and officials had betrayed their promises to develop the region.

He sa…

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ahwazi arrested2

The Supreme Court has been confirmed the death sentence of FiveAhwazi Arab political detainees who were arrested by the Intelligent Services (Ettelaat) in 201. The verdict has been decided by Judge Sayed Mohammad Bagher Mosavi, the Head of Branch 2 of the Revolutionary Court in Ahwaz on 7th July 2012. The Ahwazi Arabs charged with "enemy with God" (Moharebeh), corruption on earth and activities against national security.

Mohammad Ali Amouri Nej…

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ai+ahro

Five members of Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority have been sentenced to death and may be at risk of imminent execution. They were reportedly tortured. A sixth Ahwazi Arab man was sentenced to 20 years in prison. All were arrested in connection with their activities on behalf of Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority and are believed to have been tried unfairly.

On 7 July 2012, Mohammad Ali Amouri, Sayed Jaber Alboshoka and his brother Sayed Mokhtar Alboshoka,…

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ahwazi arrested

Six members of Iran's Ahwazi Arab minority are due to go on trial in Iran on May 20, amid fears that they will not receive a fair trial and may be at risk of torture or death sentence, an international rights groups warned on Friday.

The men were detained without charge for almost a year and all were arrested in connection with their activities on behalf of Iran's Ahwazi Arab minority, Amnesty International said in a released report.

The six m…

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