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One dead, dozens arrested in IRGC raid on Ahwazi Arab homes

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) forces shot dead one Ahwazi Arab, Adnan Hardani, 29, and wounded another when they raided houses in the Malashiya district of Ahwaz on Wednesday evening.  Dozens more of the Ahwazi citizens protesting the violent ...

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Mass grave found in Ahwaz city, believed to hold victims of regime’s 1980 mass executions

Dozens of bodies were reportedly uncovered in a mass grave discovered by municipal workers in the city of Ahwaz before Iranian regime security forces rushed to the scene and demanded that the workers reinter the bodies and not report the ...

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The Untold Story Behind the Seizure of the Iranian Embassy in London

In early 1979, political activists in Mohammareh, located in the region of Ahwaz, coordinated with activists across the region to establish political organisations aimed at effectively mobilising Ahwazi Arabs to carry out peaceful activities and advocate for the political, cultural, ...

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Hungry for Justice: Ahwazis and the World’s Selective Humanity

According to Ahwazi rights groups, the exiled Ahwazi political prisoner Maher Kaabi (Zagheibi) began an indefinite hunger strike while imprisoned in the northern Iranian city of Ardabil. He started his hunger strike 8 days ago in protest of the prison ...

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The struggle of Ahwazi Arabs for freedom in an Interview with journalist Rahim Hamid

Ahwazis are known as the poorest people living on the richest land! The vast wealth from massive oil and gas resources should give Ahwazis. The Kurdistan Voice: Iran’s annexation and brutal occupation of Ahwaz has continued for 92 years to ...

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The Iranian regime’s revolutionary court in Ahwaz has ruled against four more young Ahwazis for their civil and Internet human rights activism

Ahwazi sources have reported that one of the four convicted activists, Rahim Sharhani, 41, has been sentenced to a year of imprisonment.  Another of the four, Salman Sorkhi, 24, was sentenced to six months in prison. The other two activists, ...

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My name is Khalil Albu-Hamadi.   I am a 39-year-old man from   Sableh village that is located 90 km away from the city of Ahwaz and nearby Khafajiyeh and Howeyzeh cities, I am married with 3 children, 2 boys, and a ...

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Iran’s power over ethnic minorities weakens with Kurdish referendum

The recent Kurdish referendum in Iraq may have wide-reaching repercussions that are of great importance when considering the future of the Middle East. Experts have surmised that Iran will be the most affected in the aftermath of this referendum, as ...

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Sugar cane leaves a sour taste for dispossessed Ahwazis

The Iranian regime in 1991 launched a massive program of sugarcane growing and refining in Al-Ahwaz region, seizing vast tracts of land and dispossessing thousands of farmers and other rural peoples to do so, supposedly in the name of creating ...

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Ahwazi farmers protest Iranian regime land grab, more silence from the international community

Dozens of Ahwazi farmers held a demonstration in front of the headquarters of Iran’s state sugar cane refinery firm, the Amir Kabir Company, between the regional capital Ahwaz and Muhammarah on Friday August 25 to protest against its illegitimate confiscation ...

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