Ahwazi People

An Iranian goverment plan to seize Ahwazi Arab farm lands


- United Nation Human Rights Council

- Indigenous People Organisation in United Nation

- The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran, Ahmad Shaheed

- Amnesty International

- Human Rights Watch

- Reporters without Borders

- Arab Organisations for Human Rights

- Iranian Organisations for Human Rights


Akbar Torkan an Iranian politician and Chief Adviser of President Hassan Rouhani, says any Iranian from other provinces should have a farming land in Mohammara (Khoramshahr) & Abbadan.

The Iranian authorities have secretly carried out the death sentence against the two Ahwazi Arab activists, Ali Aljebeshat and Khalid Al-Moussawi. The execution carried out by the Iranian authorities despite many International appeals including experts and rapporteurs of the United Nations and Amnesty International, which had demandaed that Iran stop the executions.

Further information on UA: 72/14 Index: MDE 13/024/2014 Iran Date: 9 May 2014


AHWAZI ARAB MEN at imminent risk of execution

Death row prisoners Ali Chebieshat and Sayed Khaled Mousawi, both members of Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority, may be nearing execution, as the Supreme Court is understood to have upheld their death sentences.

Ali Chebieshat, Sayed Khaled Mousawi

Two Ahwazi Arab men on death row, Ali Chebieshat and Sayed Khaled Mousawi, have been transferred from Fajr Prison in Dezfoul, Khuzestan province, to an unknown location, sparking fears their execution may be imminent.


On the occasion of the 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, presented his report on recent human rights violations in Iran. The report made special reference to human rights violation against minority and ethnic groups such as Ahwazi Arabs and Kurds, and condemned the recent execution of Ahwazi Arabs activists.

Iranian clerics allow organ donation of death sentence prisoners



The Human Rights Council at the United Nations

UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran, Mr. Shahid Ahmed

Amnesty International

Human Rights Watch

Reporters without Border (RWB)

Arab human rights organizations

Iranian Human Rights Organisations

All activists and organizations in the field of human rights


A number of well-known Islamic Republic Mollahs stated a Fatwa (Islamic law) allowing organ donation of death sentenced Ahwazi Arab prisoners. They have also allowed trafficking of death sentenced prisoners. The Fatwa has been published in many Iranian websites. Senior clerics who issued the Fatwa are: Ayatollah Shabiri Zanjani, Seyed Saeed Hakim, Makarem Shirazi, Mousa Ardebili, Nouri Hamedani and Ayatollah Saneyi.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Discusses Multilingualism in Iran for the first time


UNESCO hosted a conference on multilingualism and multilingual education in Iran on International Mother Language Day. Representatives of NGOs, human rights organizations, civil society and political organizations belonging to