Rural Ahwazi children walk miles daily along dangerous routes simply to attend school

The rural people of the marginal villages located on the highway between the city of Abadan and Ahwaz capital are stuck in acute suffering at all levels. Al-Soweyseh village lies about 20 Km away from the capital city of Ahwaz and administratively subordinated to Kot Abdullah county.

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Ahwazi Arab Farmers Protest Worsening Misery as Regime Steals Water from Local Rivers

Yesterday a number of agricultural workers from the Ahwazi town of Hendijan staged a sit in front of the Iranian ministry of agriculture and the governorate building in which they protested the theft of the waters of the Zohreh River as well as the general deteriorating conditions of the agricultural sector and the government intentional disregard for the needs of Hendijan.

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The Lethal Persecution of Iran’s Ahwazi Arab Educators

When we analyse the history of repression, violence and capital punishment perpetrated against the Ahwazi Arab people, we understand that they have suffered years of  premeditated and systematic abuse. Meanwhile the execution of Ahwazi intellectuals historically has inflicted an irreparable blow  on the liberation movement of this occupied nation which has struggled to gain its fundamental rights of self- determination for years.

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Gradual, irreversible destruction of rural Ahwazis’ lands and lives

Because of its proximity to the Iraqi border, the village of Samaneh suffered severe loss and damage during the Iran-Iraq War (1981-1988) and many of its Arab population were forced to relocate to other areas. The village has a significant number of injured men and women, wounded during the war and its aftermath. The locals say that the number of upper and lower limb amputees continues to increase due to the legacy of the huge amount of mines laid by the Iranian regime during the war.

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Ahwaz: Silently suffering the world’s longest occupation

I was walking beside the river, looking at it, in a mood of deep reflection.  I couldn’t stop thinking about Hashim Shabani, such a sensitive man, telling me the saddest story I have ever heard… It really touched my heart. The river was his only solace!  As I looked into the water, his words were constantly running through my mind.

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Iran’s weaponization of water in its silent war on Ahwaz

Following the revelations of a new plan by the Iranian regime to divert more water from Ahwaz to central provinces of Iran, Ahwazi Arab citizens on Thursday defied the regime’s ban on protests to stage a peaceful demonstration on the western bank of the Karoon River against the planned move.

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Ahwazi MPs protest during president’s speech over regime inaction on water diversion and pollution

Iran’s Mashregh newspaper reported on Saturday that Ahwazi MPs unexpectedly interrupted President Rouhani’s speech about the 2017 budget during the Iranian parliament’s open session to object to the government’s lack of attention to terrible air pollution problems and the ongoing diversion of Karoon River’s water in Ahwaz region.

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