Iranian intelligence arrested the Ahwazi writer and civil activist, Abbas Saedi, on Wednesday, November 11, at seven in the morning.
Intelligence agents raided Saedi's house and beat his grandmother, who tried to prevent them from storming the house and inquired about the reason for the raid. They also confiscated all of the family members' phones.
It is reported that Abbas Saedi (30 years old) has a BA in law and is a civil activist and writer of…

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Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation (AHRO) recieved a new clip shows the Iranian security and IRGC shoot the Ahwazi Arab peaceful protesters in Jarrahi town in Mahshahr on 18 Nov 2019 and committed a massacre and killed more the 100 including children and women.
Watch the video here: https://twitter.com/AhwazAhro/status/1313135585670959105
In February 2020, the United States has sanctioned Gen. Hassan Shahvarpour, the commander of the Ir…

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On 26 August the Iranian security forces attacked the residents of “Abolfazel” village in the suburbs of Ahwaz city.

On Wednesday, the residents resisted the confiscation of their agricultural land and homes which resulted in the arrest of dozen and the injury of several people.

The Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation received several videos showing wounded individuals, and tear gas being thrown on the villagers, following their complaints about the v…

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Following the bloody crackdown on prisoners in Ahwaz’s Central prison last Tuesday, a large number of political prisoners from the prison have been transferred to the intelligence services’ secret detention centres and have been subject to torture in the past few days, local sources have informed the Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation (AHRO).

Authorities also plan to transfer the prisoners out of Ahwaz and to other prisons in the country, the source…

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Two coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the political prisoners’ section of the Ahwaz central prison in the Shiban district, putting all the other prisoners at the risk of contracting the virus, local sources told the Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation (AHRO). 

The two infected prisoners are Milad Baghlani and Hamid Reza Makki.

Prison authorities were very late in isolating and getting medical help for the two prisoners which has worsened…

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Statement by Ahwaz Human Rights organisation (AHRO) in the 43th UN human rights council session - Geneva - 9th March 2020


Ahwaz Organization for Human Rights  aim to highlight the severity of the human rights situation for the Arab minority in Iran whom suffer from repression, persecution and discrimination by the Iranian outhorities. 


  • In November 2019, Iran's Revolutionary Guards Troops carried out  a massacre in the Mashur (Ma…

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Lebanese security forces have arrested two Ahwazi refugees in Beirut prior to their departure to the US after they obtained asylum through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), with the registered number 09-09C0055LE.

The two refugees are sisters Maryam and Nahayat Afri.

The Afri sisters have lived in Lebanon for over a decade and were recently granted asylum in the US.

Maryam and Nahayat were set to leave Lebanon for the US a…

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Ahwaz Human Rights Organization welcomes the United States' inclusion of the leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Ahwaz region, (province of Khuzestan), Hassan Shahwarpour, on its sanctions list for his involvement in human rights violations and the commission of the November 2019 massacre in Maashur (Mahshar)

Brian Hook, the US special representative for Iran, said at a press conference on Friday that Shahwarpour was put on a list of…

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Ahwaz Human Rights sources have reported that detainees in various areas of Ahwaz (Khuzestan province) continue to suffer the consequences of the protests that took place in November, 2019.

The November protests were a response to the death of a well-renowned Ahwazi-Arab poet, Hassan Heydari, whose death in November 10, 2019, had been suspected as a murder by the Iranian regime. The Arab population had demonstrated their public outrage by followi…

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A 45-year-old Ahwazi citizen by the name of Ghasem Bawi has committed suicide due to the torture he endured during his arrest by the Iranian authorities, the Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation (AHRO) sources reported.  

Bawi was arrested during the November anti-government protests in Ahwaz. He committed suicide a few days after his release due to the physical and psychological torture he endured during his arrest. 

Bawi was arrested…

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