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.…

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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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Ali Jalali

Lashgarabad is one of the oldest districts of Ahwaz where Arab compatriots live. The spread of unemployment and poverty among the youth in this district has compelled them to open local restaurants and tea houses to earn a meager income to feed themselves and their deprived families.

Iran, Ahwaz - In the last hours of Tuesday, November 10, a 17-year-old worker by the name of Ali Jalali lost his life when he was hit by direct gunshot by the Irani…

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Ali Jalali

Ahwaz in rage after the Iranian police killed a 17 years old male from Arab minority group . The police shot a young Arab man of 17 named Ali Jalaly during the invasion of a popular market in Ahwaz . Ahwaz Human Right Organization (AHRO) condemns the killing of the young man and demands punishment of the officer responsible ,and also condemns invading public restaurants and cafes in "Nehza" area populated with Arab residence .

According to eye wi…

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Execution by hanging in Iran

Amensty International has reported Fatemeh Salbehi, a 23-year-old woman, was hanged yesterday for a crime she allegedly committed when she was 17, only a few days after another juvenile offender, Samad Zahabi, was hanged for a crime he also allegedly committed at 17.

Iran - Reports have emerged of a second execution of a juvenile offender in Iran in just a few days Amnesty International said today, which reveal the full horror of the country’s de…

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Syrian refugees

Syrian - Syrian asylum-seekers are the largest component of the latest refugee surge to Europe. Germany has been extraordinarily generous in providing a refuge. But with four million refugees having fled Syria’s daily atrocities and more waiting in the wings, we must ask how to improve the conditions forcing their flight.

Syrian - Syrian asylum-seekers are the largest component of the latest refugee surge to Europe. Germany has been extraordinari…

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M.B.Moradi

IRAN - Mohammad Bagher Moradi, a member of Saraye Ahle Ghalam has been sentenced to 5 years of prison.

According to a report by the committee of human rights reporters HRANA, after being summoned by a telephone call to the branch 26 of the revolutionary court of Tehran, Judge Pir Abbasi has sentenced Mohammad Bagher Moradi to 5 years of prison on charge of colluding and gathering to act against the national security.

 

The members of the Sar…

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World Day 13th World Day Against the Death Penalty: Drug Crimes

 

On 10 October 2015, the 13th World Day Against the Death Penalty is raising awareness around the application of the death penalty for drug-related offences, to reduce its use.

 

Running against the abolitionist worldwide movement, many countries added the death penalty for drug crimes in their legal sustem between 1980 and 2000. This trend is going down today, however, in…

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URGENT ACTION

SAMAN NASEEM TO BE RETRIED

Juvenile offender Saman Naseem has been returned to Oroumieh Central Prison, north-west Iran, where he had been held before to his five-month enforced disappearance. He will be retried by a criminal court in Oroumieh.

Saman Naseem was transferred on 19 September from the north-western prison of Zanjan to Oroumieh Central Prison, where he had been held until 18 February 2015, the day before he was schedul…

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