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…
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…
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…
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:
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…
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…