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…
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…