On 4 May 2021, it was reported that a young gay Ahwazi man was killed by members of his family. His body was found one day later. Ali Fazeli Monfared (Alireza) was 20 years old at the time this crime was committed.

According to 6rang (The Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network) report that Alireza was killed by his half-brothers after they discovered his sexual orientation.

The discovery came after Alireza’s military exemption card was sent to…

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Fatema Tamimi, a journalist, director, Ahwazi Arab social activist, and women's rights activist, was arrested by Iranian security forces at her home in the town of Jarahi (Chamran) on the evening of December 10, 2020, and transferred to an unknown location.
Mrs. Tamimi 39, a mother of two, has produced several short documentaries on poverty, addiction, unemployment, persecution and discrimination of Ahwazi Arab minority in Iran. She also works in…

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Iranian intelligence arrested the Ahwazi writer and civil activist, Abbas Saedi, on Wednesday, November 11, at seven in the morning.
Intelligence agents raided Saedi's house and beat his grandmother, who tried to prevent them from storming the house and inquired about the reason for the raid. They also confiscated all of the family members' phones.
It is reported that Abbas Saedi (30 years old) has a BA in law and is a civil activist and writer of…

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Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation (AHRO) recieved a new clip shows the Iranian security and IRGC shoot the Ahwazi Arab peaceful protesters in Jarrahi town in Mahshahr on 18 Nov 2019 and committed a massacre and killed more the 100 including children and women.
Watch the video here: https://twitter.com/AhwazAhro/status/1313135585670959105
In February 2020, the United States has sanctioned Gen. Hassan Shahvarpour, the commander of the Ir…

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On 26 August the Iranian security forces attacked the residents of “Abolfazel” village in the suburbs of Ahwaz city.

On Wednesday, the residents resisted the confiscation of their agricultural land and homes which resulted in the arrest of dozen and the injury of several people.

The Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation received several videos showing wounded individuals, and tear gas being thrown on the villagers, following their complaints about the v…

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Following the bloody crackdown on prisoners in Ahwaz’s Central prison last Tuesday, a large number of political prisoners from the prison have been transferred to the intelligence services’ secret detention centres and have been subject to torture in the past few days, local sources have informed the Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation (AHRO).

Authorities also plan to transfer the prisoners out of Ahwaz and to other prisons in the country, the source…

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Two coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the political prisoners’ section of the Ahwaz central prison in the Shiban district, putting all the other prisoners at the risk of contracting the virus, local sources told the Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation (AHRO). 

The two infected prisoners are Milad Baghlani and Hamid Reza Makki.

Prison authorities were very late in isolating and getting medical help for the two prisoners which has worsened…

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Lebanese security forces have arrested two Ahwazi refugees in Beirut prior to their departure to the US after they obtained asylum through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), with the registered number 09-09C0055LE.

The two refugees are sisters Maryam and Nahayat Afri.

The Afri sisters have lived in Lebanon for over a decade and were recently granted asylum in the US.

Maryam and Nahayat were set to leave Lebanon for the US a…

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Ahwaz Human Rights Organization welcomes the United States' inclusion of the leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Ahwaz region, (province of Khuzestan), Hassan Shahwarpour, on its sanctions list for his involvement in human rights violations and the commission of the November 2019 massacre in Maashur (Mahshar)

Brian Hook, the US special representative for Iran, said at a press conference on Friday that Shahwarpour was put on a list of…

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Ahwaz Human Rights sources have reported that detainees in various areas of Ahwaz (Khuzestan province) continue to suffer the consequences of the protests that took place in November, 2019.

The November protests were a response to the death of a well-renowned Ahwazi-Arab poet, Hassan Heydari, whose death in November 10, 2019, had been suspected as a murder by the Iranian regime. The Arab population had demonstrated their public outrage by followi…

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