The commander of IRGC forces in Khuzestan, Hassan Shahvarpour, announced on Thursday September 19 at a press conferance that a number of detainees arrested following the attack on the military parade on September 22, 2018 in Ahwaz will be executed soon, Iranian state media reported.

Local sources have had informed Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation (AHRO) that fears had been raised about the imminent execution of 30 Ahwazi activists, including coerc…

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Following the mass arrests of volunteer relief workers in Ahwaz, on Monday 29/04/2019, Iranian security forces arrested 4 other activists, including 3 teachers. So far, the number of arrested activists and volunteer aid workers has reached 150, according to local sources.
The following are the names of detainees in past days:
1. Naji Sawari, 38, married with three children, resident of the "Barq" neighbourhood in the city of Ahwaz, and a teacher at…

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On Wednesday 13th February 2019, a group of Ahwazi-Arab political prisoners were beaten and tortured for going on a hunger strike for the past week.

This group of political prisoners protested against the deteriorating state of the central Prison of Ahwaz, which is situated in Sheyban. The main concern for the political prisoners was the lack of separation between central political prisoners and prisoners charged with other offences.

Ali Saedi, se…

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Iranian authorities force labour activist #Mohammad_Kheneifer, a worker of the Haft-Tappeh sugarcane company in the north of #Ahwaz, to make forced confessions. In this footage, Kheneifer states: "I deny the rumours and lies spread by the foreign and opposition media that my whereabouts are unknown and that I have been been subjected to torture.”
Mohammed Kheneifer is not the first to be forced to appear in front of camera to make forced confessio…

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Families from Rofayyeh, a city in Ahwaz, have had to flee thier homes after the man made flood following the opening of Dez dam.
In 2016, the same flood destroyed the livelihood of thousands of farmers in South West of Iran. Damages were estimated to cost millions of Dollars. The farmers were not granted any sort of compensation.
Indigenous Ahwazi Arab farmers have been told to leave these zones. Farmers who cultivated as little as 3-4 hectares wer…

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According to local sources, the Iranian authorities have transferred two Ahwazi Arab activists, the 30 year- old Abdullah Abdullahi and 31-year-old Qasim Bait to the notorious Evin prison in the capital Tehran.

In October 2017, Ahwaz Revolutionary Court sentenced these two Ahwaz Arab activists, from Shawar district of Shoush city to six months in prison, and another four activists were sentenced to three to 30 years in prison on charges of threate…

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The Iranian authorities have continued to suppress the protests and strikes of workers of the Ahwaz Steel Company. The Iranian security services continue to crack down on them and have arrested 41 workers during a raid from Sunday night until Tuesday morning, 18 December 2018.
The following is the list of workers currently detained:
1- Meysam Ali Ghanavati
2- Isa Mar’ee
3- Amin Alvani
4- Morteza Akbarian
5- Taregh Khalafi
6- Masoud Afri
7- Jafar Sobhani
8…

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The Iranian authorities have continued to suppress the protests and strikes of workers of the Ahwaz Steel Company and the Haft-Tapeh Sugarcane Company in Susa (Shosh) in the North of the Ahwaz region for more than two weeks.

Labour activists have reported on the arrests of 15 protest workers of the Haft Tape Sugar Cane Company, which are: Ismail Bakhshi, Moslem Armands, Mohammad Khannifar, Azim Sorkheh, Omid Azadi, Jalil Ahmadi, Saeed Mansouri an…

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Reliable local sources informed Ahwaz Human Rights Organization that two Ahwazi Arab detainees, the 28 year-old Ahmed Heidari, son of Abboud, and 34 year-old Adnan Sawari, were tortured to death in Ahwaz’s Ministry of intelligence detention centre.

A close source to Heidari family told the organization that Ahwaz intelligence had informed them on Saturday that their son had been killed and claimed that the cause of death was a clash with the inte…

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According to The Ahwaz Human Rights organization (AHRO) sources reported that the Iranian security forces and the revolutionary guards continue their unprecedented wave of arrests against young Arabs in Ahwaz and other Arab cities, with the number of arrests reaching 800 people including five women, civil society activists and regular citizens.

The names of the women detained are: Amena Thahiri Sari (23), Nassima Sawari (65), Lamia Hamadi (21), Z…

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