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Ahwazi political prisoner Hadi Rashedi has been moved by the Intelligence Services from Karoon Prison to an unknown location on Wednesday 08/08/2013, prompting fears that he is in danger of imminent execution. According to informed sources, he had pledged to begin a hunger strike if he was taken from prison, despite his ill health. Hashem Shaabani was also moved from Karoon prison to an undisclosed location two weeks ago, prompting concern th…

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Ahwazi Human Rights Organisation (AHRO) welcomes the calls of halt execution of four Ahwazi Arab activists by the Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre. The execution of Ahwazi Arab activists from Falahiya (Shadegan), had been issued by the Revolutionary Court in December 2012. This is a great attempt in which put the Iranian regime more under pressure in order to achieve nations human rights fo…

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Posted By Alireza Nader, Robert Stewart Wednesday, April 3, 2013 -

http://mideast.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/04/03/iran_s_forgotten_ethnic_minorities

The role and plight of ethnic minorities in Iranian society tends to receive little attention from Western analysts and policymakers. This may be largely due to the predominance of Tehran as the focal point of Iranian culture, politics, and foreign policy. Moreover, Iran's ethnic minorities h…

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Increasing joblessness and rising poverty is creating a humanitarian crisis among Ahwazi Arabs that threatens to lead to widespread unrest, according to activists and a growing number of politicians.

The unemployment crisis prompted one desperate Ahwazi Arab to set himself alight in the provincial governor's office last week, emulating Tunisian martyr Mohammad Bouazizi.

The official unemployment rate in "Khuzestan" province is 12 per cent, the…

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Produced by the Ahwazi Arab Solidarity Network in conjunction with Ahwazi Arab rights activists and NGOs, the Ahwaz Human Rights Review 2013 provides an overview of the events and issues concerning the Ahwazi Arabs over the past year, a year that has seen an increase in violent repression, summary killings and executions.

The authorities are attempting to silence the voices of moderate, educated Ahwazi Arab cultural activists, particularly teac…

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