According to reports received by Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation (AHRO) Ali Manbouhi , Ahwazi Arab political prisoner health has deteriorated severely. Manbouhi is sentenced to 25 years in prison for political activities . And has spend 18 years of the sentence .He suffers from heart disease and is in need of medical care and potentially a surgery.
During the past 18 years Ali Manbouhi was transferred between notorious “Karun” prison, Central prison of Baft and Ahwaz Markazi (central) prison in Sheiban. 
Mr.Manbouhi suffers from chronic illness due to difficult prison conditions and lack of basic living conditions, such as unhealthy eating and sanitation and lack of adequate medical care in prison.
The authorities also refuse his transfer to a hospital, although doctors visiting the prison have confirmed his need for a heart operation.
According to United Nation resolution 45/111 on “Basic Principles for the Treatment of Prisoners”: “ Prisoners shall have access to the health services available in the country without discrimination on the grounds of their legal situation.”
The Ahwazi Human Rights Organization calls upon the Iranian authorities to respect the right of prisoners and to allow the transfer of Mr. Ali Manbouhi to medical facilities to receive the necessary attention. AHRO also urges  UNHRC to take practical steps toward addressing the widespread human rights violation committed against Ahwazi Arabs and other minorities in particular and Iranian nation in general. 
AHRO holds the Iranian government responsible for the safety and sanity  of Mr.Manbouhi until his release. 
Ahwaz Human Rights Organization
16 May 2018

Dr.Karim Abdian speech on the sidelines of 28th session of Human Rights council

On Thursday 19th of March a side event was held at the United Nations in Geneva over non-Persian ethnic and religious minorities in Iran . The conference was attended by the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations on human rights

According to reports received by Ahwaz Human rights organization (AHRO) ; judge Poormohammadi of branch 4 of Islamic Iranian revolutionary court in Ahwaz sentenced 3 Ahwazi Arab cultural activists to prison and exile .
Issa Damani ,Mojahed Zergani and Hussein Heidari were arrested for “spreading propaganda against the Iranian regime” and establishing non-governmental organisations .
Each of the activists received 1 year prison sentence . In addition to this sentence, Issa Damani will be exiled to “Takab” city in western Azerbaijan .
Teaching Arabic language in a language school , creating a civil group to amend tribal laws and decrease the negative impacts of trial believes and traditions ,in addition to founding a charity to help the poor were the type of activity these 3 mena were involved in .
All three activists were arrested in the month of March 2017 and were held in an undisclosed detention center for a period of 1 month and a half
on Saturday 25 of May their sentence was announced .None of the activities these three gentlemen were involved in are in any way illegal , nor is in conflict with the international law or the laws of the country .
Iranian government suppresses any activity by the Arabs of Iran, even if it related to cultural and social being of the community such as charity and has been using the false accusation of “propaganda against the regime “to silence the civil society activists .
Prosecuting this class of cultural activist who direct their effort and energy towards peaceful activities to obtain their rights ,will bring disappointment to a whole society of people who believe civil activity could change the situation for Arabs in Iran and it may give place to violence if no measure should be taken to put an end to the atrocities committed by the Tehran against national minorities in Iran .
Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation condemns this screaming human rights violation against the 3 Ahwazi Arab cultural activists and calls for their immediate and unconditioned release .
We also call upon UN, HRW, Amnesty International and other national and international human rights groups to take an initiative and a stronger stand against anti-human policies of Islamic Republic Of Iran .
Ahwaz Human rights organization (AHRO)
A number of activists and families of  Ahwazi Arab protestors gathered in front of the office of Abdul Karim Farhani, member of the Board of Experts of the Iranian leadership and the office of Mohammad Ali Jazairi, representative of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in Ahwaz, to follow up on their families cases and asked for their release.
Activists told Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation that the relatives of the detainees have said that their family members were innocent and one of the detainees is not even an Arab but a Persian guest form the city of Arak in Markazi province who had wore the Arabic traditional clothes as a sign of friendship with his Arab friend. He has been arrested in the street and there are no news about his whereabouts. 
The son of the Ahwazi Arab host who is mentally disabled by Down syndrome was also arrested in “Malashieh” area.
 Another individual was a soldier who was serving his military service in Northern Iran, in the city of Rasht and was detained while visiting his family during the spring break. This soldier was arrested while walking in Ahwaz market.

The rest of detainees were arbitrarily arrested and were accused of participating in April demonstrations of Ahwaz. 
Ahwaz Human Rights Organisations condemns the continuation of the detention of Ahwazi Arab men and women and calls for the international community and human rights organisations to exercise pressure on the Iranian government for their immediate and unconditional release. 

Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation