Unprecedented environmental catastrophe could see the whole Al-Ahwaz region evacuated

According to the latest World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, four out of ten most-polluted cities in the world are in Iran, with Al-Ahwaz regional capital in southern Iran sitting at the top of the list.Air pollution poses a very real and lethal risk to Ahwazi people today.Its consequences can be measured in the numbers of pollution-related deaths, the number of school and work days lost to pollution, and additional health challenges experienced by children, the elderly, and people with cardiac or respiratory conditions.

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Rising executions of ethnic minority activists by Iranian regime a defiant message to the world

It seems Tehran’s nuclear deal with the Western powers has made the brutal regime the winners over the Iranian people, giving it carte blanche in brutality and leaving the already oppressed people the losers, with even the previous veneer of human rights forgotten as the regime unleashes its full savagery.  

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Ghalet Chanan residents’ woes mount as Iranian state turns its back

Long ago, a wealthy Ahwazi Arab man named Chanan, renowned for his generosity and hospitality, built a massive, spacious, castle-like home with 40 to 50 rooms which housed not only his family but many rural farmers. Ever since the castle was built, the surrounding village has been known locally as Ghalet Chanan, or Chanan Castle in English.

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The Forgotten History and the Continuing Struggle for Freedom

Waleed Ali was seventeen when he was first attacked by armed Iranian forces in Ahwaz for his political activism. He was taken away by the police, who showed no mercy—he was put into an isolation cell for seventeen days and moved to and from a scant room where they tortured him for information. This begun a series of events that had him expelled from the Islamic Azad University, where he was studying a bachelor of computer science.

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