How effectively Ahwazi Arab people in Iran find protection at the international and regional level?

Al-Ahwaz, which was also known as Arabistan until 1936, is the territory of Ahwazi Arab people bordering with Iraq and the Arabian Gulf. The Ahwazi sovereign land was annexed by the Persian state in 1925, after years of confrontation between Shaikh Khazaal, the legitimate ruler of the territory, and Reza Pahlavi, who invaded it.

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92 years of injustice, exploitation, and crackdown: the tragedy of Ahwaz continues

For 92 years to date, successive regimes have denied the Ahwazi Arab peoples the most basic rights, imposing policies that can only be described as apartheid in nature. Dehumanised and vilified by Iran for their Arab identity and subjected to relentless oppression and systematic injustice, Ahwazis’ long struggle for freedom and rights has been ignored by the world.

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No grief over death of Rafsanjani the “Iranian fox” amongst Ahwazi Arabs

The death of former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Sunday at age 82 is not being mourned by  Ahwazi Arab population, who remember him best for ethnic cleansing of Arab regions and  virulent anti-Arab racism towards the Ahwazi Arab population, including his infamous statement to media in 1985:  “We don’t  have Arabs, but there are a few gypsy people whose job is singing and dancing.”

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Stolen Future, Trampled Rights: The Tragedy of Hamidiyeh in Al-Ahwaz

Three years have passed since Hamidiyeh, a densely populated district, subordinated to Ahwaz city, was officially recognized as a city. However, since it was declared a city, no substantial resources were allocated to the city nor any semblance of municipal facilities.

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Water disruption affected thousands of Ahwazi families in Alahwaz

According to the water and sewage company in Alahwaz, the cause of the water shortage and disruption in water supply which started a few days ago was the result of construction and other works carried out on the water supply infrastructure. However, many local Ahwazi residents of the impoverished area of Aldayreh (Shilang Abad in Farsi), believe this disruption to be intentional.

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