Ahwaz- HRANA News Agency – 19 Arab civilians with ages of 15 to 30 were sentenced to imprisonment and fine in branch number 101 of the revolutionary court of this city in Khouzestan province. Their relatives called the trial unfair due to unavailability of the lawyer and the short time of the court.…

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Ahwaz- Two Ahwazi Arab cultural activists were arrested by Iranian intelligence and taken to undisclosed locations last night (5 October).
Amer Salem Silawi a 34 year old father is being held without charge, but his location is unknown. He has already been arrested five times for participating in and organizing cultural events and encouraging Arab youth to wear their traditional Arabic clothes.
The second arrested activist, Aref Nawaseri, is a poe…

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Ahwazi: AHRO Urges for Investigation Into Enforced Disappearance of Yousef Silavi and Other Victims of Iranian Regime

Even more than seven years after his enforced disappearance in 2009, the fate and whereabouts of Mr. Yousef Silavi, a 57-year-old Arab Ahwazi from Iran, remain unknown. On the occasion of the UN's International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the Ahwaz Human Rights Organization (AHRO) calls upon the Iranian regime to…

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Ahwaz human rights organization (AHRO) representative participated in a four-day workshop, Breaking Barriers! Youth Perspectives on Migration in Europe
The Workshop was co-organized by EFAy, UNPO and Left Youth of Finland with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe

At a time when the migrant crisis dominates headlines in Europe's press, activists, journalists and academics from across the world gathered in Hungary's capital Budapest to disc…

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Ahwaz human rights organization (AHRO) representative participated in a four-day workshop, Breaking Barriers! Youth Perspectives on Migration in Europe
The Workshop was co-organized by EFAy, UNPO and Left Youth of Finland with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe

At a time when the migrant crisis dominates headlines in Europe's press, activists, journalists and academics from across the world gathered in Hungary's capital Budapest to discu…

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Ahwaz human rights organization (AHRO) representative participated in a four-day workshop, Breaking Barriers! Youth Perspectives on Migration in Europe
The Workshop was co-organized by EFAy, UNPO and Left Youth of Finland with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe

At a time when the migrant crisis dominates headlines in Europe's press, activists, journalists and academics from across the world gathered in Hungary's capital Budapest to discu…

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Latest on Kurdish, Arab political prisoners in Iran’s Yasuj Prison

Two political prisoners in Iran, Ghadriyeh Ghaderi and Fahimeh Esmaili, a Kurd and an Arab, have been detained in the Correction and Rehabilitation Center of Iran’s Yasuj Prison and sources are saying that they have been kept in highly difficult conditions.
Following the breaking news about their conditions, the court of Orumiyeh rejected any requests to the prison to grant leave f…

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Founding members of Safe Haven.

This initiative was conceptualized during a 4-day long study session entitled "Breaking Barriers! Youth Perspectives on Migration in Europe" organized through a collaboration between the Council of Europe, UNPO, EFAy and the Young Left of Finland.…

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Three Ahwazi Arabs were executed in secret today following convictions for threatening national security, according to the Ahwaz Human Rights Organization (AHRO).

Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje'i, first deputy of the Chief Justice, announced in June the death sentences against the three - Ghais Obidawi, Ahmad Obidawi and Sajad Balawi - as well as lengthy prison sentences and internal exile for four others. He accused them of "enmity with God", "corrup…

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Member of the Iranian Parliament Falahieh Majid has labelled the Iranian control of Sugarcane projects as racist against the local Ahwazi Arab population. Describing the valuable employment potential the sugarcane industry has for the local Ahwazi population, Naseri accused the shipping in of non-locals to work on the plantations as a sign of marginalisation of the Ahwazi.
Sugarcane projects are a disaster for indigenous Ahwazi Arabs, the member o…

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