URGENT ACTION: WHEREABOUTS OF DISAPPEARED MAN UNKNOWN
The Iranian authorities have yet to establish the fate and whereabouts of Yousef Silavi,
from Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority, who has been missing since November 2009. He may
be subjected to enforced disappearance and is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment,
as well as extrajudicial execution.
Amnesty International has recently learned that Yousef Silavi, a 57-year-old retired technician from Ir…

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IRT, Interview with Dr. Karim abdian
Dr. Karim Abdian, executive director of Ahwaz Human Rights Organization – AHRO
IRT – Among some 6000 UN registered disappearances, nearly 500 are in Iran. Among those there are at least about 28 Ahwazi cases, according to field investigation. Drowning in Karoon River and in the marshlands of Fallahieh and Abadan have been widely rep

Some of Dr. Shaheed’s reports don’t detail all violations targeting ethnic minori…

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#‎Ahwaz‬ with ‪#‎Palestine‬ .. ‪#‎Ahwazi_Arabs‬ in America participated in demonstrations organized by Palestinian and Arab andd American organizations in US in front of the White House in Washington, against the annual conference of the Zionist lobby and invite the Republican candidate Donald Trump in this conference.Participated in the demonstration, head of Ahwaz human rights organization (AHRO) Dr.karim Abdian Bani Said & Dr. Hassan Hashe…

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Protecting the rights of minorities, an essential element of democracy:
Oppression of ethnic and religious minorities in the Middle East is a root cause of the current crisis.
Two regions leading human rights activists, Dr. Saad Eddin Ebrahim, a leading human rights activist and founder of the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies in Egypt and Dr. Karim Abdian, executive director of Ahwaz Human Rights Organizations, an international NGO in sup…

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(Beirut) – The Iranian authorities’ arrest of a former BBC reporter on February 3, 2016, shows the risk dual nationals face if they choose to live in Iran. The family of Bahman Daroshafaei, who has been working as a translator, has not been able to find out about why he has been arrested, or by whom, or what charges he might be facing.
Bahman Daroshafahi, translator and former journalist, who has been arrested in Iran.
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Daroshafaei, a dual Bri…

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Ahwazi Arab farmers in “Juffeir” organized a protest against the confiscation of their lands
On Friday 11 march 2016, dozens of Ahwazi Arab farmers in “Juffeir” area protested against confiscation and delivering their lands to “Khatam Al Anbya’a” a association which is a notorious company subsidiary of Iranian Revolutionary Guard under the framework of the so-called "Project 44000 hectares.".
The participants in this peaceful protest held banners a…

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To:

· Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur of the United Nations for human rights in Iran

· Mr. John Knox, the independent expert in the United Nations on human rights and the environment

· Mr. Dainius Pūras: Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health

· The Amnesty International

· The Human Rights Watch

· Organizations defending human rights

An Iranian Environmental experts warned that the…

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Five Ahwazi Arab activists from Hamidyeh face imminent execution in public by the Iranian regime.

Ghais Obeidavi, Hamoud Obeidavi, Mohammad Halafi, Mehdi Moaarabi and Mehdi Sayahi are Arab activists who were arrested by the Intelligence service previously.

The Iranian national media reported that the head of the Judicial Department in Khuzestan (Ahwaz) said that the five Ahwazi Arabs will be executed soon and publicly.

The activists were arrested i…

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Iranian filmmaker Hossein Rajabian and musicians Mehdi Rajabian and Yousef Emadi have each been sentenced to six years in prison, in connection with their artistic work. They have appealed their sentences. If jailed, they will be prisoners of conscience.
Filmmaker Hossein Rajabian, his brother Mehdi Rajabian and Yousef Emadi, both musicians, have been sentenced to a total of six years’ imprisonment and fined 200 million Rials (about US$6,625). The…

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The representative of Ahwaz human rights minority Mr.Jaber Ahmad's speech in the 8th session of UN forum on minority issues on 24 Nov 2015.

Thank you Mr.Chair,

My name is Jaber Ahmad I speak here as an activist in Ahwaz human right organization and as director of Ahwaz studies center.My colleagues and I have been working for many years regarding the oppressed minorities in Iran

the situation of oppression in Iran base on non independent judiciary…

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