Wildfires destroy hundreds more palm trees in Ahwaz

Wildfires in Ahwaz last week destroyed four more hectares of the date palm trees that once helped feed the region, with the Iranian regime’s Tasnim news agency reporting that between 700 and 750 of the decades-old trees were destroyed.  Regional drought and desertification in the predominantly Arab region in southwestern Iran, resulting from disastrous regime policies and exacerbated by the scorching summer temperatures and rapidly accelerating rates of climate change, have triggered similar fires across the region causing widespread devastation.

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Ahwazis protest Iranian regime repression, corruption

Thousands  of Ahwazi Arab residents  in Muhammarah city  took to the streets on Friday (June 29) to protest against regime repression and corruption which have left many destitute, and to demand that the government supply potable drinking water, with the current brackish, brown-coloured water supply deemed unfit for human consumption.

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Ahwazi cause recognised for the first time in official UK report

The United Kingdom’s Home Office has published a decent study and an analytical research on the Ahwazi issue and the current developments there. The report highlights the incessant systematic oppression that the Ahwazi Arabs are exposed to under the Islamic Republic regime. It also includes an analytical study on the agenda and backgrounds of the Ahwazi political parties and the human rights organisations leading the struggle in the region.

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Families of detained Ahwazis demand information,release of loved ones

On Monday, April 16th dozens of relatives of Ahwazi detainees gathered in front of the offices of the provincial governor and the Ministry of Justice in Ahwaz City to demand information from the local authorities on the whereabouts of their sons and daughters. The arrests were the result of the repression of peaceful protests that erupted in almost every city and town of Alahwaz region, against a racist broadcast on state tv that insulted Arab identity.

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Ahwazi sugarcane workers face regime penalties for strike action at slave labour conditions

While protests continue to grow across the Arab Ahwazi region of Iran against the Iranian regime’s virulent anti-Arab racism and oppression, Arab workers at regime-owned sugarcane plantations and processing plants have been imprisoned for holding a demonstration to protest against being unpaid for over a year.

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Heartbreaking destruction of another Ahwazi home

Human rights activists have posted heartbreaking  footage of an Ahwazi Arab family pleading desperately and fruitlessly with Iranian regime  municipality officials not to destroy their home and leave them destitute, imploring the regime personnel to realise that this would destroy their children’ future.

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Wave of Arrests of Ahwazi Activists by Iranian Regime Following Dignity Friday Protests

Following a series of Ahwazi popular protests, on Friday, December 8th, and Friday, December 15th, 2017, under the banner ”Dignity Friday”, in the Al-Thaorah (Alawi) district of Ahwaz capital, the Iranian intelligence service has summoned and arrested a huge number of Arab political, civil and cultural activists

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Outrage over brutal assaults on Ahwazi women protesting against regime land theft

Iranian regime security forces brutally assaulted defenseless Ahwazi Arab women protesting against the regime’s illegitimate confiscation of their families’ farmlands earlier this week, arresting many of the women whose only ‘crime’ was to demand justice.  The regime military personnel reportedly deliberately hit the women in the mouths and chests with batons and rifle butts.

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