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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Iranain authorities arrested about 1,000 children and adolescents in Ahwaz during the November anti-government protests in Iran, according to the local sources of the Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation (AHRO).

As part of the brutal crackdown on protesters, Iranian authorities arrested thousands, including children aged between nine and 17 in the southwestern province of Khuzestan (Ahwaz).

During the protests in late November, the young arrestees were…

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On Tuesday 5 November 2019, Dr. Karim Abdian, executive director of Ahwaz Human Rights Organization (AHRO), had an exclusive and a private meeting with Dr. Javid Rahman, the United Nations (UN) special rapporteur for human rights in Iran, in Washington DC.

 

The one-hour pre-arranged meeting lasted about 2 hours in length.

Dr. Abdian was also accompanied by Ms. Sevil Sulimany, a PhD candidate representing the Azerbaijani Turks in Iran…

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Iran's Revolutionary Court in Tehran, on Saturday, sentenced seven laborers and activists 110 years imprisonment and 74 lashes for organizing and covering protests and strikes by workers at the Haft Tapeh sugar cane company, north of city of Ahwaz. 

The following are the names of the convicts and the details of the verdicts given by Judge Meqaisa, President of Section 4 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran:

  1. Ismael Bakhshi, laborer and trade…

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