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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.