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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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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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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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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Iran’s Ahwazis Continue to Suffer as Two More Disappeared Activists are Executed

Stories of unlawful, unjust arrests and even deaths in prison have been making headlines on the heels of Iran’s winter protest movement. Demonstrators initially railed against the country’s stalled economy and the massive price hikes on the cost of basic food items, but the movement soon snowballed into outspoken criticism of Iran’s leadership.

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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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