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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Iranian authorities executed Ahwazi activists Abdullah Karmollah Chaab and Qassem Biet Abdullah in Dezful prison on Sunday, 4 August 2019, after extracting forced confessions from them under torture. The two activists had been subject to torture for several months.

The head of the province of Khuzestan’s courts in Ahwaz, Abdul-Hamid Amanat Behbahani, told the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) that these activists were involved in a shoo…

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38 Ahwazi Arab activists who were voluntarily helping flood victims have been arrested for allegedly distributing “false information” regarding the floods. Meanwhile, various documents, videos and photos have emerged that show that the IRGC, the Ministry of Oil and the Iranian government are not willing to direct the floods to the Hur Azim area due to potential damage to oil facilities. 

So far, 270 villages in Khuzestan Province have comple…

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The Union of steelworkers at Arcelor Mittal (La Gota) of Villa Constitution Argentina expanded their international call for support of Ahwaz steel and Haft-tappeh sugar workers.

La Gota contacted various workers' organizations and non-governmental organisation in the south America countries including Chile, Bolivia, and Brazil.

Between December 2018 and January 2019, the following organisations and unions from Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina supporte…

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For the fifth day in a row, Children and families of seven workers of the Ahwaz Steel Company have continued their protest rally to demand the release of their parents and sons who have been detained for more than two weeks due to their participation in the demonstrations of the company workers who have been roaming the city for more than a month.
The seven detained workers are as the following:
1-Tariq Khalafy
2- Ghareeb Howaizawi
3-…

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