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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The local sources of Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation (AHRO) reported that the mass arrests in Ahwaz city and other cities in Khuzestan province, southwest of Iran, continued and more than 600 Ahwazi Arabs were detained, until this report of 30 Oct 2018. The people that were detained included political and cultural activists as well as a number of women and ordinary citizens.

At the end of the article the names of some of the detainees are mention…

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The Ahwaz Human Rights Organization (Ahro) opposed the deliberate omission of a phrase related to the suppression of the Ahwazi Arabs when the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made his speech and translated by VOA Persian.

Ahro states the Secretary of State concerned about the arrest of hundreds of Ahwazi Arabs. Sec Pompeo said: It’s why the regime arrests hundreds of Ahwazis, members of Iran’s minority Arab community, when they speak out to dema…

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Iranian authorities have released around 450 Ahwazi Arab detainees who had participated in April protests against racism and marginalisation. 50 however, still remain in prison. 
The 450 were released by heavy bails that ranges somewhere between 300 Million - 500 Million Tomans but  about 50 detainees remain under custody as their families can not provide the bail.
According to the testimonies of released detainees, among the 50  the…

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On Monday morning April 16, 2018 families of almost 500 Ahwazi Arab detainees from recent Ahwaz protests gathered in front of governmental institutions demanding the release of their loved ones.
According to the last reports and videos received from inside of Ahwaz the Iranian security forces have threatened the families with arrest  and detention however, their gathering continues.
The 500 citizens were arrested and detained following their p…

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Near family member of an Ahwazi Arab poet has informed AHRO that “Abdul-al Duraqi" who was arrested during recent Ahwaz protests, that he was transferred to Ahwaz's Sepidar hospital on Saturday due to deterioration in his physical condition after severe torture in the Ahwaz intelligence centre.
Through a call with Ahwaz human rights organization, the source emphasised that, despite the very unhealthy situation of Mr. Duraqi he was transferred by s…

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On Wednesday morning  thousands of  Ahwazi Arabs rallied in front of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) building against a program that disregarded them as an ethnicity on Iran’s map and expressed their rejection of the policies of racial discrimination, national oppression, insulting the Arabs and removing them from their areas and housing the immigrants(settlers) from other provinces

The demonstrators chanted  the sloga…

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The Ahwaz Human Rights Organization (AHRO) condemns the killing of peaceful demonstrators against the dictatorial regime, who are demanding their basic rights. The peaceful demonstrations entered their seventh day on Thursday, January 4, 2018, with continuing protests in various Iranian cities. According to official reports the total number of death increasing now at 23 and more than 1,000 people arrested as protests continue in various Iranian c…

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