Ahwazi Arabs protest on the banks of the Karoun River. Source: Save Karoun

Dams: Iran's Weapons of Marsh Destruction

The Garden of Eden is dying. Reputed to be two of Eden's four rivers, the Karoun and Karkheh have been reduced to a trickle as an environmental disaster is unfolds in the Ahwaz region. One of the Middle East's last verdant areas is being turned into a wasteland as Iran pursues its drive to power up its economy by building a massive complex of dams and divert waters to central Iran.

Green and Pleasant…

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Ahwazi Arab and Azerbaijani Turks activists took part in the International Labor Day demonstrations in Stockholm

on first of May in Stockholm Dozens of Ahwazi activists and Azerbaijani Turks participated in a demonstration organized on labors' day by Swedish left parties .

Participants condemned the increasing rate of execution and torture of political prisoners and the continuation of human rights violations against Arab and Turk minority in Ir…

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Following the complaint made by the Ahwaz Human Right Organization (AHRO), UNPO is investigating the cases of assault against Ahwazi Arab activists who claimed as political refugee in Nederland. In particular the case of attack, threats and kidnapping of Sayed Hadi Batili and his son Tahir Batili and also the activist and poet Mr. Mousa Mosawi will be discussed.

Following the complaint made by the Ahwaz Human Right Organization (AHRO), UNPO is…

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The authorities carried out many arrests against the Ahwazi activists on the 9th anniversary of the April uprising in various regions of the Ahwaz province. These are the names of other Ahwazis

The authorities carried out many arrests against the Ahwazi activists on the 9th anniversary of the April uprising in various regions of the Ahwaz province. These are the names of other Ahwazis who were arrested during this month:

1. Jaber Sakhravi last…

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 Ali Chebeishat and Sayed Khaled Mousawi

Two Ahwazi Arab prisoners, Ali Chebeishat (47) and Sayed Khaled Mousawi (35) were taken to unknown places by the Iranian Intelligence services. Following months of torture, Chebeishat , Mousavi and Salman Chayan (32), from Shush city, were forced to confess to bomb attacks on a pipeline and a railway track in interviews with Press TV ahead of their sentencing by a revolutionary court in September 2013

To:

· The Human Rights Council in the Uni…

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UN human rights experts urge Iran to halt the ongoing surge in executions

GENEVA (12 March 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteurs* on the situation of human rights in Iran, on summary executions, on torture, and on violence against women expressed alarm today at the ongoing spike in executions in the country; which recently included the hanging of a former child bride amid questionable circumstances.

Ms. Farzaneh Moradi, who was report…

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Statement of Iranian HR Organizations on the 4th Anniversary of 2 March 2010

2nd March, 2014

Statement of Iranian human rights organizations on the fourth anniversary of 2 March 2010

The increasing oppression of human rights defenders which started in 2009 after post-election protests in Iran reached a peak in the early months of 2010. March 2nd is the fourth anniversary of the biggest systematic and wide oppression of human rights defender…

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Forced Girl Marriages:The Death of One’s Reality

girls (2)In the memory of Farzaneh Moradi

Who was forced to marry at the age of 15

Became a mother at the age of 16

Fell in love at the age of 19

Was detained following the murder of her husband at the age of 20

…and faces execution at the age of 26

Introduction

Girl marriage in Iran is a not a thing of the past. It is not an occasional event in remote villages and towns. It is not a custom a…

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Bagher Gholami

The Iranian authorities have been processing a mass wave of arrests among the religious activists of Sunni minority at Ahwaz region about three weeks ago. The security forces arrested dozens of activists, including the activist Bagher Gholami Al-na’ami son of Ishaq, 34 years old who has been arrested from his workplace at Jawaheri district in Ahwaz city three weeks ago, and was transferred to the Intelligence Service. Al-na’ami arrested several…

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