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Ahwazi Arab students launched campaign to demand school education offered in their Arabic native language

The Arab region of Ahwaz in southwestern Iran has organised a widespread event entitled “education in Arabic is my fundamental right”. This event coincided with the first day of the 2017 school year. It’s been attended by thousands – with ...

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Environmental catastrophe: Iran destroys millennia-old marshes in Ahwaz region for oil

About 80 percent of Falahiyeh Marshes have been damaged. Sources told Ahwaz Monitor that the damage was so severe as to compel local residents dwelling in nearby villages to migrate. The marshes cover an area of around 527 thousand kilometres ...

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Iran slowly exterminating indigenous Arabs of Ahwaz

Critical issues faced by Ahwaz (Arabistan) since its annexation to Iran in 1925 are often ignored or forgotten by both international and Arab communities. This is especially tragic, as Ahwaz occupies an exceptionally strategic location and provides access to a ...

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Iranian Regime Targets Ahwazi Activists with Arrests Ahead of Eid Celebration

As the Eid Al-Adha[Sacrifice Feast] holiday approaches in  Ahwaz, Arab young men and women of Ahwaz are preparing to make the most of this cultural and religious event by gathering in large numbers to celebrate. The Iranian regime purports to ...

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Supreme hypocrisy from Iran’s Supreme Leader over eradication of native languages

In this video footage, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei strongly condemns the British empire for its eradication of native language particularly in India, deliberately “forgetting” the Iranian regime’s own domestic ban on the public speaking  or teaching of the ...

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This is the plight of Ahwazi Arab people

There is no war, no terrorist attacks, no explosions or air strikes but, death haunts all living things here, not only human beings. When we speak of the suppression of Ahwazis, we speak of extrajudicial killings and executions of all ...

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Ahwazi protester voices rage, despair at Iranian regime’s environmentally devastating policies

This footage shows Ahwazi Arab activists who gathered for a demonstration on the bank of the Karoon River, one of the main waterways in the region, to protest at the devastating effects of the Iranian regime’s systematic diversion of its ...

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This is drinking water at a children’s school in Ahwaz – would Mullahs let their children drink it?

This foul fluid which looks and reportedly smells like liquid sewage is, in fact, the heavily polluted water supply for drinking and washing at a children’s school in the Arab Ahwaz region of Iran.  According to a number of scientific ...

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Iran deems human rights activists as enemies of the state, amnesty reports

Iran’s judiciary and security services have perpetuated a crackdown on human rights activists by defaming and imprisoning those who dare speak out since Rouhani took office in 2013, Amnesty International said in a report on Wednesday. The report entitled “Victims ...

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Raw sewage, searing heat combine to threaten health in Ahwaz

The streets of the cities of Al-Ahwaz and the marginalised Malashiya neighbourhood have been covered with sewage in the last two days due to an open disregard by officials in responsible for municipal departments of the Iranian regime. Ahwazi activists have ...

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