Ahwazi villages become ghost towns due to pollution, lack of water in the shadow of Iranian regime oilfields

According to Ahwazi eyewitnesses who visited more than 10 villages located in the oil-rich ‘Crete’ region near Ahwaz city, the wretched suffering of residents in these almost forgotten villages where the regime has established dozens of oil and gas fields in the surrounding area is beyond words.

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30 Years Since the Iran-Iraq War, The Suffering Continues for Ahwazis in War-Devastated Cities

In this short film,  Ahwazi Arab locals in the  cities  of Mohammareh and Abadan near the Iran-Iraq border in Iran talk about the horrendous suffering there, lamenting the medieval conditions of destitution,  deprivation and medieval poverty, despite the Ahwaz region housing  over 90 percent of the oil and gas wealth claimed by Iran.

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Ahwazi Arab villages in south west of Iran trapped in cycle of oppression after their farmlands forcibly confiscated by Iranian regime

This short film documents crimes such as the destruction of a village, destruction of farmland, forcible confiscation of land, air and water contamination, denial of employment of Ahwazi Arabs and the creation of barriers and enclaves around their farmlands, thus cutting off the local Arabs from their livelihood and deliberately restricting their access to natural resources.

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Lifting the lid off the Ahwaz oil and gas industry – and the price the Ahwazis pay for it

Ahwaz is a region very rich in oil and gas resources and could, as a result, be termed an energy superpower. However, as long as geopolitical ambitions related to natural resources play a key role in the creation and deconstruction of countries, such an abundance can become a curse rather than a blessing.

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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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