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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Arrests and 15 death sentences threaten Ahwazi Arab citizens’ life

After passing nearly two months from the arrest of dozens of Ahwazi Arab activists in several cities such as Susa city, Iranian judiciary has published 8 names that have been accused with “ enemy with god “ and “against national security” that are facing imminent risk of executions.

All the detainees that their names have been published were arrested during the raid by Iranian intelligence services to the “Beit Alaw” and “Khalaf Moslem” villages of the Susa city on 21-22 October 2015 and the names as follows:

1) Majed Abdulahi (Kaabi) son of Daham and 21 years old,

2) Jassem Abdulahi (Kaabi) son of Abid and 28 years old,

3) Majid Abdulahi (Kaabi) son of Mashaf and 24 years old,

4) Mohammad Abdulahi (Kaabi) son of Halil and 32 years old,

5) Issa Abdulahi (Kaabi) son of Nasser and 28 years old,

6) Hassun Abdulahi (Kaabi) son of Habib and 29 years old,

7) Mohsen Kaabi son of Ali,

8) Hossain Abdulahi (Kaabi), 22 years old.

There was a shooting to gathered people for Moharram event (first 10 days of Moharram) by unknown person(s) earlier of November this year, and Iranian intelligence service accused all detainees of doing such crime.
One of the detainees’ relative stated that Iranian intelligence service office contacted the prisoners’ families and informed them about their son’s sentences that it spread concerns among families where issuing such verdicts without prior notice shows lacked of transparency and integrity of the Iranian judiciary.

According to human right activist within Al-Ahwaz that confirmed to Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights (ACHR), detainees were denied from basic rights of detentions, such as a phone call to their families or even a lawyer.

Meanwhile, the Iranian Intelligence has raided the Ghalea Kanaan district in the suburb of Ahwaz capital on 05-December 2015 and terrorized children as well as women and arrested several Ahwazi Arab youth that their names as follows:

1) Lafteh Hazbawi son of Latif,

2) Ali Hazbawi son of Latif,

3) Aziz Hazbawi son of Jarralah,

4) Mohammad Barihi son of Hassan,

5) Jabbar Ghalaawi,

6) Mohammad Ghalaawi,

7) Emad Zergani,

8) Yousef Bawi,

9) Amir Amouri,

10) Fares Amouri,

11) Jamal Amouri.

The arrest take place during funeral ceremony of an Ahwazi Arab man and according to the tradition, number of Ahwazi young people fired several bursts toward the sky which it led to police and Basij forces for interventions to arrest one of the youths, where most of the people participating in mourning clashed with police forces that led to calling reservist from intelligence service for those forces who got stuck between the crowd.

According to trusted sources quoted to ACHR that Iranian intelligence service has arrested an Ahwazi young named as Khaled Samad Alboghebeish on 23 of November 2015.

Mr Khaled resident of Falahiyeh city 33 years old, single and working as motorbike repair, received a letter from intelligence department to present himself without indicating the reason for appearance which he was arrested after his arrival to the intelligence service.

Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights condemns the mass arbitrary arrests and collective verdicts issuance against Ahwazi Arab civilians, where these provisions are issued when the detainees were in the secret cells of the Iranian intelligence department and under physical and psychological torture, and calls upon all human rights organizations and defenders especially United Nations special rapporteur for Iran Mr Ahmad Shaheed to stop Iranian human rights violations against Ahwazi Arabs in particular and non-Persian nations in general.

Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Boosting for building dams vs. preventing Ahwazi farmers from forming

According to trusted source within Al-Ahwaz stated that Khuzestan Water and Power Authority Company has issued strict warning to all formers in Khalafyeh (Ramshir) city from forming a few days ago. 
Boosting for building dams vs. preventing Ahwazi farmers from formingThis notice comes to all farmers who are farming on both sides of Jarrahi River and preparing themselves for the actual planting season for the autumn and winter, which includes wheat and barley.
According to document received by Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) on 01-MAY 2015, the same company prevent the Ahwazi farmers who are farming near to Karkheh River and basin.
The authorities also justified the decision for lack of water behind the Karkheh dam and the needs of people for drinking water but they do not mentioned their vicious plans for building mass dams on Ahwazi rivers were lead to this disastrous situation.
The construction of dams rapidly and random, led to widespread drought in the Ahwazi rivers, where Al-Ahwaz region has ample water sources, due to the existence of a permanent flowing rivers, such as the Karun and Karkheh, and Dez Rivers. However, the water level of these rivers fallen since 2005, where the water level fell by 65% in Dez River, and 45% in Karoon River 50% in Karkheh River, and this is dangerous index because the farmers in this case can not irrigate their land easily!

Premeditated chlorine gas attack was launched against Ahwazi civilians

Iranian authorities have failed to implement an ethnic cleansing operationin Al-Ahwaz, which was nearly claiming the lives of thousands of innocent people who were secure in their homes in Qalaat Chanan southeast of the capital of Al-Ahwaz in the evening of Saturday 12-September 2015.
The failure came after thousands of the region's population rushed to the streets as a result of inhalation of chlorine toxic gas swept through the highly populated area of Qalaat Chanan. 
The Iranian pro-media announced that the gas spread due to opening a bottle containing chlorine gas by an addicted in the Qalaat Chanan’s neighborhood. In contrast, residents of the area denied this news through interviews they had with the media. 
However, the story entirely different from what the resident has witnesses where they said that suspected were more than one person and wearing masks during the 100 Kilograms bottle weight of chlorine gas discharge, and then fled from the scene and police and security forces came to the scene with a delay that exceeded four hours. 
The Iranian media has published conflicting statistics about the number of victims of inhaling chlorine gas, where “asre-ma” website has published an estimated proportion of infected people that are more than six hundred and majority of those affected and poisoned people were transferred to nearby hospital after four hours delay for the distance that do not exceed 12 Kilo Meter between the place of incident and ambulance place.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Iranian occupier regime increases it repression against Ahwazi street vendor

After the self-immolation of Younes Asakereh, the Ahwazi Arab
fruit seller whose fruit stall was confiscated by the security forces and the municipal officials which led him to set himself on fire in protest at the confiscation of his fruit stall in Mohamerah, the repression campaign against Ahwazi street vendor has extended to other Ahwazi cities as just few day ago the police forces and municipal officials attacked an Ahwazi Arab vendor in Mahshor city and beaten and assaulted him brutally. 
The Ahwazi Arab human rights activists have reported that in the past few days, the Iranian security forces have severely attacked Ahwazi Arab street hawkers in streets of Mahshor city and completely confiscated their possessions and obliged many of them to pay financial fines.

The reports added that the security forces have arbitrarily bulldozed and removed the goods of the Ahwazi Arab men and women vendors and peddlers who wish to sell food, T-shirts, and other goods unless most of them obtain legal permits for vending in the streets in reasonable fashion.

Ahwazi Arab’s arrest intensifies in April

Ahwazi Arab’s arrest intensifies in April Iranian security forces raided houses in the Al-Thoura district, in the capital city of Ahwaz, in the early hours of Wednesday morning the eighth of April 2015.
According to reports from Ahwazi activists received by Ahwazi Centre for Human Right (ACHR), Iranian security forces launched a wide arbitrary raids in the Al-Thoura district without previous warning where many of the residents of the Al-Thoura district been arrest and ACHR have received the following names:
1)Mustafa Haidari
2)Bassem Batrani
3)Mahmoud Sari
4)Riadth Fares
5) A. Hashem
Also according to trusted sources that quoted to ACHR about the mass arrests and raids carried out by the Iranian intelligence apparatus together with a large force of the Revolutionary Guards, on Monday, April 6, 2015 in the Malashiya district in the capital city of Ahwaz. Persian intelligence service has arrested a number of Ahwazis and transferred to unknown locations.
The sources has identified the following names:

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Thousands of Ahwazi masses participate in Yonis' funeral

Thousands of Ahwazi masses participate in Yonis' funeralOn Monday 23 March 2015, thousands of Ahwazis has gathered in Mohammareh city to mourn Yonis Asakereh (Ahwazi young fruit seller) who died on Sunday 22-03-2015 after immolating himself in protest against the cruel acts of Iranian authorities who confiscated his small kiosk cutting off the only source of income of his family.
According reliable source from Ahwaz that quoted to Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights (ACHR), the intensity of the audience and the simmering anger in the hearts of the masses changed ceremony to an angry demonstration in the heroic city of Mohammareh.

The Ahwazi mourners came from various Ahwazi cities and rural areas to participate in the funeral. The Ahwazi mourners honoured Yonis’ self-sacrifice and expressed their sincere sympathy to the grieved Family of Yonis, who departed his wife and two children sacrificing himself for the oppressed voice of Ahwazis.

World Water Day: Nearly 7 million Ahwazi people still without adequate drinking water

World Water Day: Nearly 7 million Ahwazi people still without adequate drinking water
While the world is celebrating World Water Day (22 March), Ahwazi Arabs are struggling to find safe drinking water. One of the most serious risks threatening the Ahwazis is the slow death of the rivers particularly Karoon, Karkheh and Dez as the dryness of these Rivers has led to drought and desertification of lands.  Such drought is having direct damaging impact on the vast marshlands in Al-Ahwaz such as the Hor Althim, Hor Alhoweizeh, Hor Falahiyeh and Hor minaw.
Ahwaz witness a disastrous dust phenomena for more than half of the year and in most days, the amount of dust particles in the air has reached to dangerous levels and exceeds to more than 70 times than health standard limit and has caused the people in Al-Ahwaz to breath dust instead of air. The density of dust in most days was so severe in which it disabled air pollution measuring devices. Reports and satellite pictures proved that the origin of dust is internal, and there is no relation to other neighbourhood countries as Iranian regime claims.

An Ahwazi protest in front of BBC News Building

An Ahwazi protest in front of BBC News Building
A number of Ahwazi activists protested in front of the BBC news channel (Persian section) in the center of London, against its director’s anti-Arab bias on Tuesday March 24, 2015.
Ahwazi activists being gathered for three hours opposite of BBC building and raised placards and chanting slogans against Iranian officials in this channel.
Also in talk with the BBC English officials, the protestors has mentioned that BBC Persian has been neglected or censored most of the Ahwazi activist news about the Iranian suppression against the Ahwazi Arab nation.
In rare cases, the Persian section of BBC has broadcast news about Ahwaz, either news been distorted or using offensive words such as "Arabic speaker", that is insulted Ahwazi Arab nation.

Ahwazi self-immolated has died in Motahari hospital in Tehran

Younes Asakereh, a 32-year-old street vender and father of two
children has died today earlier morning subsequent to setting himself on fire on March 13,2015 after numerous attacks by the Iranian repressive regime's security forces who prevented him from earning a living.
According to Ahwazi activist to send Younis Asakreh to Tehran for treatment, the Iranian airline had demands 50 million Rials (about 2000 Dollar) from his family.

Asakreh’s family due to severe economic situation and the inability to pay for the plane were forced to transfer Younis who suffered from 90% burns by ambulance to Tehran. Distance between Ahwaz capital and Tehran is about 900 KM and the Iranian ambulances are not up-to-date to take care of the patient completely where this time and distance has worsen the patient health.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Iranian revolutionary court demands expensive document for the release of Ahwazi prisoner

Iranian revolutionary court demands expensive document for the release of Ahwazi prisoner Iranian revolutionary Court asked expensive document for the release of Ahwazi prisoners and human rights activists confirms the prisoner family’s inability to provide it.
According to trusted sources that are close to prisoner’s family stated that the judge of Division 12 of the revolutionary court in the capital city of Ahwaz asked the family of the prisoner Ammar Katan Abayat, expensive financial document until he agreed to release him temporary.
Human rights activists said that the prisoner family due to their miserable economic circumstances has been unable to provide a document imposed by the investigating judge to release temporary for the prisoner.
Ammar Katan Abayat age 22 was arrested on Friday morning 12-December-2014 in Alallwa district, in Hamidieh city.
Meanwhile an Ahwazi Sunni preacher by the name of Qassem Abiat (picture) was arrested in early days of February 15 by Iranian authorities on charges of spreading what they called Salafi and Wahhabi beliefs in Ahwaz.

The threat of on-going Persian settlement policies in Al-Ahwaz

The threat of on-going Persian settlement policies in Al-AhwazThroughout human history, authoritarian regimes have exercised numerous policies to influence and pressure peoples whose homelands are under the grip of domination and occupation. Occupation policies include construction of settlements and relocation of settlers to change demographics to favour their colonial aspirations.  This is one of many ways used gradually to control the indigenous population living under colonial occupation.
History is full of examples illustrating the process of colonialism and occupation, but none more clearly than the example of the brutal Israeli colonization and occupation of Palestine. Through the establishment of extensive illegal settlements and introduction of hundreds of thousands of Zionist settlers the occupation has usurped the historical homeland of the Palestinian people.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Public Invitation - we honor the struggle of Ahwazi women for freedom and liberation

An Ahwazi woman was not absent from the national’s liberation
struggle and were strongly participating in the revolution of non-Persian nations in 1979 in the political geography so-called Iran, as well as strong and effective participation in the national demonstrations that began in the cities of Abadan and Mohammareh and Ahwaz after the victory of the revolution of the non-Persian nations to demand the rights of the Ahwazi Arab people.
Also Ahwazi woman demonstrated, fought and died in glory stand in Mohammareh that known as Black Wednesday massacre committed by the Persian occupation authorities, and continued to struggle through the Ahwazi Women's Union of the Arab front during the war of Iran-Iraq, And also on the fifteenth of April 2005 uprising, she is struggled in all arenas of the national struggle tirelessly and relentlessly.

Mass demonstrations held by the Ahwazi Democratic Popular Front in Toronto and London

 Despite the extreme cold and snow, hundreds of Ahwazis on Saturday February 21,2015 gathered in the Canadian city of Toronto under the national flag of Al-Ahwaz in solidarity with the Ahwazi Arab people’s rallies and mass demonstrations run in an occupied Al-Ahwaz, against the Persian occupation’s practices, which culminating in all aspects of daily life in the Al-Ahwaz.
Representatives from non-Persian peoples front has been participated in the demonstrations, such as Ahwazi Democratic Popular front (ADPF), south Azerbaijan independence party, South Turkmenistan party and Baluchistan party waving flags of Ahwazi, Azerbaijani and Baluchi, and also number of the Arab community attended in solidarity with the Ahwazi Arab people.

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Front of Nations for Self-determination calls for demonstration in London

For several days that thousands of Ahwazi Arab people have gathered in front of Ahwaz Governor
office in Ahwaz’s capital demanding rapid actions to cope with the toxic dust storm that has currently crippled lives of the Ahwazi people.
The mass arrests have been carried out immediately after half hour of the start of the protest while protesters raised banners and have begun chanting slogans condemning the criminal policies of Iranian government.

More facts linked to Ahwaz's air pollution have been uncovered

More than 100 years passed since the discovery of black gold in
Al-Ahwaz, where World Health Organization (WHO) that is affiliated to United Nations Issued a report that ranked Al-Ahwaz for several years (2011-14) as the most polluted city in the world. Concurrent with the release of the report and after a hot and dry summer, Al-Ahwaz has saw widespread rainfall in recent weeks and unlike to the other places that were pleased for the rain precipitation, rainfall in Al-Ahwaz led to heavy air pollution and poisoning large numbers of civilians. 

Protests sweep through Ahwazi cities, and Iranian Occupation forces repress Ahwazi demonstrators

  Protests sweep through Ahwazi cities, and Iranian Occupation forces repress Ahwazi demonstrators Thousands of Ahwazi people have gathered on 14th of February in front of Ahwaz Governorate office in Ahwaz’s capital demanding swift actions to cope with the dust storm that has currently crippled lives of the Ahwazi people.
Ahwazi protesters by putting on masks on their faces angrily shouted criticizing slogans against lack of appropriate actions that expected to be taken by local authorities to alleviate the sufferings of the Ahwazi people as a result of the persistence of the dust storms. 
The Iranian occupation security forces by taking tight precautionary measures scattered and arrested key protesters in yesterday demonstration.

Mass demonstration in front of governor in Al-Ahwaz

Reliable sources has reported to the media Centre of the
Ahwazi revolution about peaceful demonstration of hundred of Ahwazis that taking place in front of the Khuzestan (part of Al-Ahwaz) governor on Tuesday 10-february of 2015.
The demonstrators by putting mask and holding placards has gathered due to recent severe dust storm that swept all over Al-Ahwaz and pollution has exceeded 70 times the standard level where visibility reduced to less that hundred meters and there are reports confirming of surge in death toll among Ahwazis who has respiratory illnesses   and also car accident.

Ahwazi protesters demanding from the Iranian authorities to take action that is needed to reduce the dust phenomena that cause various diseases and symptoms for Ahwazi Arab people.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Iran's Quiet Massacre at Qeshm, on Qatar's Behalf

While the news is dominated by conflict in Israel-Palestine and
Iraq,tragedies elsewhere in the region are being overlooked. One tragedy is Iran's massacre of natives of the Arab-populated island of Qeshm.
This week, Iranian forces killed civilians (reports vary from three to six deaths) including one child and wounded 10 more on the island of Qeshm, the largest island in the Arabian Gulf and home to around 115,000 mostly Arab inhabitants. Local residents clashed with police who were attempting to close down small-scale fuel smuggling operations. Low-level fuel theft has alleviated some of the endemic poverty islanders suffer as they eke out a living from fishing and date plantations. 
A deeper story: intrigue, ethnocide and Qatar's hand 
But as with all events in the region, there is a deeper story than a brutal clamp-down on fuel theft. It is bound up with historic intrigue, Iranian ethnic chauvinism and the corrupting influence of Qatar's rulers. 

Meligith village surrounded by oil wells / cancer waiting villagers

Meligith village with a population of 554 and located in 25 km
away from Ahwaz capital. With 140 oil wells around the village, right of the people from this wealth are contamination, infections, and pollution.
Acid Operations and stimulation Fluids Company that is subset of Iranian National Drilling Company, by discharging polluting substances around the village, in place where the drinking water pipe is crossing, puts people’s life in village at risk.
The exploitation units of Iranian national oil and gas Company also present around the village, which is producer of various kinds of contaminants in the environment.

Hamidieh people's lives at risk

It is almost two years that Hamidieh has change from section to
new city, But with the passage oftime, changes and services that have been promised to the people to proper improve the city have not been reached. Since Hamidieh located 25 km from Ahwaz capital and by becoming new city could reduce the administrative congestion from capital, but people always for their office tasks and daily activities has to refer to capital.
But the fact is that after passing long time, the establishment of agencies and organizations that are necessary for a city slowed down and Hamidieh people hoped with the establishment of government institutions some of their problems to be solved.

Deprivation consequence in Hamidieh

Hamidieh city despite the short distance to the Ahwaz capital but the deprivation is visible in everywhere in city.  Consequently majority of people and especially youth who are In fact, one of the key elements for regional development, migrated by compulsion to find jobs on other areas, where they are to work and most of these jobs are not even at the lowest social status.

Ahwazi young man arrested in one of the villages of Al Khafajiyah city

Ahwazi young man arrested in one of the villages of Al Khafajiyah cityTrusted sources confirmed to the media Centre for Ahwazi Revolution that Mr Ali Saddam Al Souwaidi, brother of the Ahwazi activist Adel Al Souwaidi been arrested  in the Al Hajjiyah village of the Khafajiyah city in Al Ahwaz on Sunday 18th of January 2015.
Captive Ali Saddam Al Souwaidi aged 30 years is married and has two daughters whose names Balkis aged 16 years and Shahad aged 7 years, lives in Hajjiyah village and is known for his peaceful political activities and his Sunni religious trends in Khafajiyah city and the villages.

Al-Sahran village students in Al Ahwash district are forced to leave school

79 students from Al-Sahran village, one of Al Ahwash (Meenab) district's villages- South of Al Ahwaz- were
forced to leave school as a results of walking on feet for a very long distances to reach to their schools. 
Informed sources said, the Al Sahran village's students in Al Ahwash district whom are 79 students and all of them are in the elementary school were forced to leave school. The decision came after these students and for many years were suffering as a results for not having any school in their village which led them to walk more than 8 kilometer on feet to a neighbouring village to receive their education.
The students parents said: Since 3 years we call the department of education in Al Ahwash District to build a school for our children but we did not hear any response and all of our requests were neglected. They continued: Our children are forced every day to walk for more than 16 kilometer back and forth to one of the neighbouring villages to receive their education. They added: It does not end at this point, but our children crossing of difficult terrain where there are no paved roads to get to school.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Rajae Shahr prison: An Ahwazi Arab and Kurdish prisoners on hunger strike

Rajae Shahr prison: An Ahwazi Arab and Kurdish prisoners on hunger strike
Reliable source informed Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) that Khalid Hardani, an Ahwazi Arab and Afshin Hiretian Kurdish prisoners, both civil activists are on indefinite hunger strike started from Friday 19 December 2014, in solidarity with the demands of the 28 Kurdish political prisoners who are on hunger strike in the central prison of Orumiyeh city.
The prisoners Khalid and Afshin demanded from international human rights institutions that do not stand idly in front of the heinous crime that carried out by Iranian authorities where 10 Kurdish political prisoners facing execution in the Orumiyeh city prison.

Families of Ahwazi Arab prisoners sit Karoon prison in protest against their children’s health deteriorating

Families of Ahwazi Arab prisoners sit Karoon prison in protest against their children’s health deteriorating
Trusted sources told the Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) thatdozens of prisoners’ families and activists protested in front of the Karoon's notorious prison in the capital city of Ahwaz on 28th December 2014, to protest against the deterioration of their children's health conditions and their rejection of Iranian policy towards the prisoners.

The protest came after the families of prisoners arrived to the prison to visit their children and they were surprised by telling them that their children were on hunger and their parents visit strike to protest against the inhumane treatment and failure to provide the necessary treatment for some of the prisoners suffering from serious diseases and not transferred to the medical centres by the prison administration, and after that the parents and the families' protest moved in front of administrative centre of the prisons in the capital city of Ahwaz and demanded officials to listen and fulfilment of their demands.

The hunger strike of the Ahwazi prisoners continues as of the writing this report and Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights published a detailed report a few days ago on this subject and the bad situation that the Ahwazi prisoners are facing. Also the ACHR published the name of prisoners who were seriously ill and the necessary treatment failed to provide for them.

Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights
Member of International Association of rights and freedoms

An Ahwazi Arab arrested in the city of Mollathani

Reliable sources have reported that the Iranian security forces and Intelligence agents have arrested an Ahwazi Arab without prior notice On Wednesday 17- December 2014.

An Ahwazi Arab arrested in the city of Mollathani
The sources confirmed that on Wednesday during a raid on a hous e in the city of Mollathani, 25 Km far from the capital city of Ahwaz, Iranian security forces has arrested Saeed Hamidi. 

Saeed Hamidi 35 years old, married and has two children been arrested without any legal reasons. 

The sources also said that large numbers of Intelligence agents and security forces have participated in this brutal operation against the detainee Saeed Hamidi.