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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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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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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Silenced Too Long: Time to Listen to the Real Experts on Iran

While  Western journalists and politicians see themselves as fit to provide ‘expert’ commentary on Iran and the wider Middle East,  the real ‘Iran experts’ – the Iranian people there, more particularly the ethnic minorities who are doubly oppressed under the regime’s deeply racist policies – have no voice in Western media.

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Ahwazis Protest for Unconditional Freedom and Justice

In recent weeks, a slew of protests against the Iranian regime broke out with people filling the streets in different cities across the country en masse. Raising their voices loudly without fear, those protesting drew attention to important issues such as widespread poverty and unemployment, administrative and economic corruption, the abuse of power among heads of state and government, as well as demanding the freedom of civil and political activists from prisons. Protesters chanted slogans calling for death to the Islamic regime and the death to the dictator.

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From Melting Pot to Pressure Cooker: #IranProtests and the Ethnic Minorities

Iran is a not just a political state, but a historic civilization that long has held up its ethnic diversity. However, the Persian majority dominates the country and discriminates socially and systematically against its minorities, particularly large segments such as Turks, Kurds, Baluch, and Arabs. The recent Iran protests have pushed these groups to their limits — and the breaking point may arrive soon.

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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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