In the past six days Iranian security forces have captured 10 members of  Ahwazi Arab family, including wife and children of Abdul-Amir Simsar (Shahitat) and the wife and children of Said Simsar (Shahitat) and their brother Qasem. According to the testimonies, the security forces told them that the family will be released if  Reza the son of Said surrender himself to the authorities. Other family members  informed Ahwaz H…

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Ahwaz court summoned journalists Na'im Hamidi and Sayed Nishan al-Abushkha following their criticism of the weak performance of the Department of Education in Ahwaz region (Khuzestan province). 
According to local media in Ahwaz, these journalists have criticised the catastrophic conditions of schools, high rates of failure, employment of teachers emigrated from other provinces at the expense of unemployment in the region.In addition they con…

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The Ahwaz Human Rights Organization has sent a list of 277 Arab citizens of Ahwaz, Lor and Bakhtiyans who were arrested during the wave of arrests in the country.
Based on this list, which reached the Ahwaz Human Rights Organization on Sunday, 7-1-2018, it appears that of the 278 people who were arrested in different cities of Ahwaz governorate (Khuzestan)
There are 207 detainees from the city of Ahwaz and 26 of the evangelists and 17 of the Abadan…

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The Ahwaz Human Rights Organization "AHRO" received pictures of the demonstrations that broke out in Alawi neighborhood in the city of Ahwaz on Friday 15 December 2017 against the new water transfer projects, the continued confiscation of lands, arbitrary practices, oppression and marginalization against the Ahwazi Arabs. The pictures showed banners calling for the intervention of the United Nations, and asking help from UNPO to be voice of voice…

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According to latest reports on Jalizi village incident, 60 villagers including women, are still being detained. In recent days, security forces have been attacking the men and women farmers of the village who refused to give up their land to army affiliated organization named "ATKA". the farmers were protesting against the siege of their land by Iranian army.
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The army attacked the farmers with tear gas and sticks. Som…

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The Iranian authorities released the Ahwazi-Arab women political prisoner "Fahmia Ismaili" from the Yasuj prison  after 12 years on charges of political activities for the right of Ahwazi-Arabs.

Fahima Ismaili (Badawi), was a former teacher in Ahwaz. She was arrested on 28 November 2005 when she was eight months pregnant along side with her husband, "Ali Mutairi," also a political activist.
A month after her arrest, her daughter "Salma" was bo…

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Ahwazi women farmers arrested for resisting the confiscation of their farmlands in “Jalizi” village in Elam. Click here to see the video.
According to the reports received by Ahwaz Human Right Organization security forces sieged the Arab inhabitant “Up-Jalizi" village in Elam and arrested number of Ahwazi Women farmers in addition to 50 men who resisted the confiscation of their farmlands. On Sunday as the farmers of “Up-Jalizi" village were worki…

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The Ahwazi Human Rights Organization calls for the release of 4 cultural activists detained by the Iranian security services in the city of Ahwaz several months ago .They were arrested and detained due to their activities in the field of promoting Arab culture and organising cultural events to preserve the Arabic identity in the face of Iranian government systematic forced assimilation of Arabs in Iran, as well as civil activities such as the ass…

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Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation (AHRO) received shocking footages which shows Iranian security publicly humiliating  a group of arrested Ahwazi Arab men. Click here to watch the video.
The agents are shouting, coursing and making the men bark like dogs. The exact date and place in which the video was recorded is not clear, however activists on social media believe that it is related to the arrests during  the last Al-adha celebratio…

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With the start of this school year in Iran, Ahwazi children have launched a campaign called "education in mother tongue is my right” . 
On Saturday, 23rd of September, millions of students in Iran started the first day of the new academic year, However Ahwazi Arabs and other non-Persian nations in Iran are deprived of education in their native language.
Students must begin their studies in Farsi, which is the only official language according t…

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