On April 29th, the Ahwaz Human Rights Organization (AHRO) received a report about the severe beating of a group of Ahwazi Arab political prisoners by prison guards in Ahwaz’s Sheiban Prison.

The human rights organization quoted its sources stating that 3 Ahwazi Arab political prisoners Mohammad Ali Amouri, Mukhtar Alboshokeh and Qassem Sanjari had been severely beaten on Thursday, April 29th , adding: "these political prisoners were harassed by tw…

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Sources of the Ahwaz Human Rights Organization reported that the death sentences of Ali Khasraji, Hossein Silawi and Jasem Heidary, three Ahwazi Arab political prisoners, was carried out in the Sepidar prison of Ahwaz this morning, 1 March 2021.

 

Sources said that security officials have also included Nasser Khafajian among the executed individuals, although he had been tortured to death during Sepidar prison protests last year.

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Following the wave of arrests of Ahwazi Arab women activists, which began last Wednesday with the arrest of Fatema Tamimi, four other women were arrested, bringing the total number of detainees to seven, including five women. In the latest case, Fatema Savari was arrested in the city of Howeyzeh.

According to local sources of Ahwaz Human Rights Organization (AHRO), on Friday evening, December 11th, the Iranian security forces arrested Fatemeh Sava…

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Ahwaz Human Right Organisation (AHRO) Condemns the arrest and abduction of Ahwazi activist Mr Habib Farajollah Chaab, known as “Habib Alsawed”. This is another crime added to the series of assassination, abductions, and executions committed against the political and civil society activists, opposition and dissidents.
In a statements on Monday, November 1, 2020, the head of the National Security Committee in the Iranian Parliament “Mojtaba Zolnouri…

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A number of Ahwazi Arab political prisoners in ward 5 of Ahwaz’s Sheiban prison, including Jaber Albushokeh and his brother Mokhtar Albushokeh, have gone on a hunger strike to protest new cases filed against them by the Iranian intelligence services on charges of inciting prison protests late March, local sources have told the Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation (AHRO).

Protests over coronavirus safety fears in Ahwaz’s Sepidar and Sheiban prisons hav…

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Death sentences have been issued against three Ahwazi activists for allegedly attacking a police headquarters in May 2017, Iran's Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili announced on Tuesday.

The activist sentenced to death are 27-year-old Ali Khasraji, 31-year-old Hossein Silawi, and 34-year-old Nasser Moramadhi. The latter was a police officer.

Three of the police attackers were sentenced to death, and the rest were sentenced to prison for per…

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Iranian security forces and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) committed massacres that qualify as crimes against humanity by carrying field executions against Ahwazi protesters during the anti-government protests that spread across Iran last week, local sources have informed the Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation (AHRO).

The massacres occurred when some areas in the province of Khuzestan fell under the protesters’ control, according to th…

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More than 60 protesters have been killed in the southwestern province of Khuzestan (Ahwaz) since anti-government protests erupted across Iran over gasoline price hikes last Friday, according to local sources of the Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation (AHRO). 

 

Protesters in Iran initially took to the streets to protest a sudden government decision last week to raise the minimum price for gasoline by 50 percent. 

 

The Islamic Rep…

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The commander of IRGC forces in Khuzestan, Hassan Shahvarpour, announced on Thursday September 19 at a press conferance that a number of detainees arrested following the attack on the military parade on September 22, 2018 in Ahwaz will be executed soon, Iranian state media reported.

Local sources have had informed Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation (AHRO) that fears had been raised about the imminent execution of 30 Ahwazi activists, including coerc…

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Following the mass arrests of volunteer relief workers in Ahwaz, on Monday 29/04/2019, Iranian security forces arrested 4 other activists, including 3 teachers. So far, the number of arrested activists and volunteer aid workers has reached 150, according to local sources.
The following are the names of detainees in past days:
1. Naji Sawari, 38, married with three children, resident of the "Barq" neighbourhood in the city of Ahwaz, and a teacher at…

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