Ahwazi prisoner suffering MS launches hunger strike

Rasoul Hardani; an Ahwazi Arab prisoner suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS), who is currently serving a  22-year sentence in Rajaee Shahr prison in Tehran, began a hunger strike today (Saturday July 2nd)  in protest at his prolonged imprisonment and the intolerable conditions in the prison, which are reportedly further damaging his already poor health, according to human rights activists.

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Ahwazi people facing mass migration to survive, animals face massive extinction

The Lives of the people in many areas of the Al-Ahwaz region depend on raising buffalo and other animals as well as the cultivation of crops, a way of lifestyle inherited from their ancestors for hundreds of years. Buffalo life and other animals largely depend on a supply of water. However, the drainage of Karoon River and wetlands, because of the transfer of water to the Persian provinces, has resulted in the scarcity of fodder and water for the buffalos. As a consequence, people of this region are facing acute…

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