Ahwazi Arabs

Witness Statement of Shaykh Mohammad Kazem Khaqani

Shaykh Mohammad Kazem Khaqani is an Ahwazi Arab Shi’a cleric and religious scholar and the son of Ayatollah Mohammad al-Shobeir Khaqani, a highly influential cleric in Khuzestan during the Revolution of 1978-79. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Isa Savari

In this witness statement, Isa Savari, an Ahwazi Arab civic and political activist, discusses his years as target of government surveillance, house raids, and multiple arrests, and shares experiences from his prison terms in Karun and Sepidar Prisons in Khuzestan Province. ... Read more

A Framework of Violence: Repression of the Arab Ethnic Minority in the Islamic Republic of Iran

(Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014) –The Arab ethnic minority in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) has been subjected to a long history of political, economic and cultural discrimination by successive Iranian governments. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Ahmad Khalili

In this witness statement, Ahmad Khalili—a member of the Ahwazi Arab ethnic minority in Iran—recalls his father’s imprisonment on political grounds, as well as the discrimination he and his family faced while living in Iran. ... Read more

Report Indicates Execution of Two Ahwazi Arab Men May Be Imminent

Ali Chobayshat and Yasin (Khaled) Musavi could be executed as early as Thursday. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Masumeh Ka’abi

In this witness statement, Masumeh Ka’abi—an Ahwazi Arab housewife—recounts her arbitrary arrest, interrogation and imprisonment by intelligence agents of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) over suspicion concerning her husband’s political activities. ... Read more

Special Rapporteur's March 2014 report on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN Human Rights Council's 25th session. ... Read more

Joint Letter from 27 NGOs to UN Human Rights Council

(March 12, 2014) - NGOs call on UN member states to support resolution to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran. ... Read more

IRI Executes Two Ahwazi Arab Men

For Immediate Release January 31, 2014 (New Haven, USA) – The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) has learned further details concerning the executions of two Ahwazi ... Read more

Death Sentences for Ahwazi Arab Cultural Activists

Two more Ahwazi Arab cultural activists have been sentenced to death on national security charges. ... Read more

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