Abadan facing environmental catastrophe, says local MP

An MP representing the Abadan region of Ahwaz has warned of imminent environmental catastrophe as a result of the Iranian regime’s damming and rerouting of rivers, along with massive industrial pollution.   MP Jawad Sa’doonzade said that the resulting pollution and ...

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Head of Iran’s environmental body confirms that Hor Al-Azim wetland drained for oil drilling

Pollution of Al-Ahwaz region  worsened by radioactivity, possibly from DU weapons used in Iraq during 2003 invasion Massoumeh Ebtekar,  the Iranian Vice President, who is also head of the country’s Environmental Protection Organisation (EPO), has admitted that the environmental pollution ...

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Leaked Iranian regime document reveals ethnic cleansing “security project” to eradicate Ahwazi Arabs

A leaked copy of a report issued by the Iranian regime’s ‘Supreme Council for National Security’ provides new and compelling evidence of the regime’s policy of ethnic cleansing of Iran’s Ahwazi Arab population, part of the Iranian leadership’s ongoing efforts ...

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Iranian regime’s water wars destroying Al-Ahwaz region

The Iranian regime’s program of rerouting rivers and waterways in Ahwaz to other, Persian provinces is having devastating effects on the regional environment. The Karoon water transfer program, which sees hundreds of billions of litres of water rerouted from Ahwaz ...

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Ahwazi Arabs Protest Denial of Employment Rights by Iranian Regime

According to ILNA (Iranian Labour News Agency), a group of Ahwazi Arab workers in Bandar Imam Petrochemical along with a number of young job seekers gathered on Wednesday in front of the governor of the city to protest against unemployment ...

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Ahwazi MP holds sit-in to protest water crisis in Alahwaz

Ahwazi MP Majid Nasseri Nejad held a sit-in protest in the Khuzestan province governor’s office to raise awareness of what he called the “water crisis” in his constituency.  Interviewed by Sobhaneh news agency, the MP, representing the  city of Falahiyeh ...

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Ahwazi Arabs made their Eid’s event remarkable

Despite the Iranian regime’s increasingly brutal efforts to crush the freedom of Ahwazi Arabs and other minorities in Iran, the people of Ahwaz refuse to be terrorised into silence, staging unprecedented mass protests for freedom and human rights during Eid ...

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Zeinab: a little Ahwazi girl who dreamt of school and a pushchair

Zeinab was seven years old when she died in June of this year. The little girl, from the town of Howeyzeh in Al-Ahwaz, died of complications arising from hydrocephalus (water on the brain) because her desperately poor parents couldn’t afford ...

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Ahwazis should be rich: instead they’re mired in medieval poverty

The medieval poverty and deprivation suffered by the Ahwazi Arab people are made more bitterly ironic by the fact that their lands are the location of over two-thirds of the oil and gas reserves claimed by Iran, worth tens of ...

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Poverty, tears and bitterness: Ahwazis’ daily reality

Nine-year-old Fatemeh lives with her parents in the Abbasiyeh village of Al-Ahwaz. She told me the painful story of her missed childhood, beginning her account with a heart-rending sigh. “My mother is undergoing kidney dialysis. Since I was born, my ...

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