Yasser Assadi: Ahwazi live moving acutely toward the worse as results of regime’s systematic approaches

Information about mass protests and violent repressions by the government forces in the Ahwaz region, on the South-West of Iran, was long reported. All this comes against the backdrop of water and environmental crisis in the region. With a request to comment on this issue, we turned to Yasser Assadi, Ahwazi human rights activist based in London.

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Ahwazi Children Forced to Work Instead of going to School

Child labor is a tragedy to those forced into it, but it has also become the norm every day in the streets of Ahwazi cities.  People are so used to it that they barely give it much thought, even though those children are doing dangerous and heavy work every day with their little hands.  The world seems indifferent to them, whilst their world revolves around selling balloons, gums and waxing shoes to help their families survive.

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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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Warnings of disease epidemic in Ahwaz as environmental devastation worsens

A report from the Iranian Students News Agency has warned of an imminent and life-threatening medical crisis in the Ahwaz region due to waterborne diseases, with the drastically reduced water supply largely unfit for human consumption. Many in the region attribute the latest crisis to the catastrophic effects of the regime’s rerouting of Ahwaz’ rivers which once made it one of the most fertile areas in the region.

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Minorities in Iran and the conflict between central and marginal forces

The formation of objectively identifiable and self-identifying ethnic minorities is the result of a complex of interacting historical factors, including migration and conflict, but heritage, cultural roots embedded in history, is central to how ethnic minorities perceive themselves; and the struggle to maintain the group’s culture against encroachment, against its loss, becomes part of that same heritage.

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Torture fears for 500+ protesters detained by the Iranian regime, including women and children

Concerns are growing for the well-being of two of the Ahwazi Arab women who were detained along with hundreds of other protesters by the Iranian regime security personnel during a recent demonstration against the regime’s racist persecution of the Ahwazi Arab people.

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