Death sentences have been issued against three Ahwazi activists for allegedly attacking a police headquarters in May 2017, Iran's Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili announced on Tuesday.

The activist sentenced to death are 27-year-old Ali Khasraji, 31-year-old Hossein Silawi, and 34-year-old Nasser Moramadhi. The latter was a police officer.

Three of the police attackers were sentenced to death, and the rest were sentenced to prison for per…

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Iranian security forces and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) committed massacres that qualify as crimes against humanity by carrying field executions against Ahwazi protesters during the anti-government protests that spread across Iran last week, local sources have informed the Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation (AHRO).

The massacres occurred when some areas in the province of Khuzestan fell under the protesters’ control, according to th…

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More than 60 protesters have been killed in the southwestern province of Khuzestan (Ahwaz) since anti-government protests erupted across Iran over gasoline price hikes last Friday, according to local sources of the Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation (AHRO). 

 

Protesters in Iran initially took to the streets to protest a sudden government decision last week to raise the minimum price for gasoline by 50 percent. 

 

The Islamic Rep…

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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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