Ethnic rights in Iran gained a high level congressional audience this week as Ahwazi Arab lobbyist Dr Karim Abdian led a delegation of the Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran (CNFI) in a meeting with Chairman of the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs Ed Royce in Washington.…

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Iranian judiciary officials have announced regime’s supreme court decision to publicly execute three Ahwazi political prisoners very soon in Alahwaz( also known as Khouzestan).

In April 2015 Qais Abidawi and his brother Ahmad Abidawi and their cousin; Sajjad Abidawi along with four other Ahwazis have been arrested by the regime’s security intelligent forces in Hamidiyeh town(20km northwest Ahwaz city) with allegation in having involvement in killi…

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Fahimeh Ismaeli ,an Ahwazi Arab female political prisoner lost conscious after being severely beaten by Yasouj prison's guard.
According to reports received by Ahwaz Human Rights Organization ,Fahmieh Ismaeli , the well-known female Ahwazi Arab political prisoner ,who was exiled to Yasuj to spend her imprisonment since 2006, has received severe physical beaten by the prison guards in which she was later transferred to hospital as she lost consciou…

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On Friday 27th of may 2016 , Esmaeel Shawerdi ,a 30 year-old worker from Fallahieh (Shadegan) a city in South of Ahwaz carried out a self -immolation as a sign of protest for not receiving his salary for the last 7 months from the Municipality .Unfortunately Mr.Shaverdi did not survive and passed away .
According to the news sources of Ahwaz Human Rights Organization(AHRO) ,Mr.Shawardi who was a simple worker at the service department in Fallahieh…

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24/05/2016

40-year-old Ahwazi Arab poet Ali Matroudi, who is married with three children has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment on May 18, 2016, by the Shadegan (Falahiyeh in Arabic) revolutionary court on questionable charges associated with his poem, which is viewed by the Iranian regime as an attempt to revive Arabic awareness among Alahwazi Arabs. Ali, along with other Ahwazi poets, was arrested by the regime’s intelligence forces for the…

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International human rights observers, including the IHRDC, stated that the country’s estimated two million Ahvazi Arabs faced continued oppression and discrimination.


2015 Human Rights Reports: Iran

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices Report
April 13, 2016



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Islamic Republic of Iran is a theocratic republic with a Shia Islamic political system based on “velayat-e faqih” (“guar…

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Activists received a copy of the document titled “Comprehensive Security Project of Khozestan".

Ahwaz Human Rights Organization (AHRO) received a copy of this document which describes a detailed security plan aimed at stifling the Ahwazi national rights movement through various means including "Suppressing political movements”, “continuing with the plan of demographic change and forcing the indigenous Arabs from their lands", and resettling more P…

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executions
Ahwaz Human Rights Organization (‪AHRO‬) strongly condemns the recent unfair and controversial mass executions and imprisonments verdicts against Ahwazi political activists by the revolutionary court of Ahwaz.
The court has confirmed the death penalty against Qais Abidawi and his brother Ahmad Abidawi and their cousin; Sajjad Abidawi, whom all from Hamidia city (20KM from Ahwaz). Also, the same court has issued unjust verdicts against Mohammad Hel…

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Islamic Republic of Iran: Amnesty International Report 2014/15

Head of state: Ayatollah Sayed 'Ali Khamenei (Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran)

Head of government: Hassan Rouhani (President)

 

The authorities restricted freedoms of expression, association and assembly, arresting, detaining and prosecuting in unfair trials minority and women’s rights activists, journalists, human rights defenders and others who voiced dissent.

Torture an…

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Ban Ki-moon the Secretary General of the United Nation ,denounced the continuous suppression and persecution of Arab minority by Tehran in his report during the Seventieth session of the UN General Assembly which was held in New York .

 

Report of the Secretary General embarks upon the continued marginalization and repression of Ahwazi Arab , authorities attempts to change the demography of the region , continued arbitrary arrests and killing of…

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