Ahwazi Arabs

Witness Statement of Karim Dahimi

In this witness statement, Ahwazi Arab activist Karim Dahimi discusses his two arrests in 1992 and 2005, and the general state of human rights in Khuzestan in that time period. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Saied Alboghbaysh

In this witness statement, Saied Alboghbaysh, a co-founder of the al-Hiwar Cultural Institute, discusses his arrest, detention and torture in 2011. Five of the other co-founders of al-Hiwar who were arrested within days of Alboghbaysh are currently on death row in Iran. ... Read more

Iran: Halt Execution of Arab Minority Men

Four Ahwazi Arabs Sentenced to Hang After Unfair Trials ... Read more

Deteriorating Conditions and Televised Confessions for Jailed Ahwazi Arab Activists

Ali Chobayshat in traditional local garb. (June 28, 2013) – The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) has received troubling reports regarding the conditions of three ... Read more

Witness Statement of Jalel Sherhani

In this witness statement, Jalel Sherhani—a 44 year old Ahwazi Arab now residing outside of Iran—describes the plight of the Ahwazi Arabs, an ethnic minority ... Read more

Ongoing Wave of Arrests in Khuzestan, Families Unaware of Whereabouts of Detainees

(April 11, 2013) – The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) has received reports from local human rights activists which indicate that an estimated 188 ... Read more

Special Rapporteur's February 2013 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 22nd session. ... Read more

All you need to know: A Quick Breakdown of Findings from Dr. Ahmed Shaheed’s Latest Report to the UN Human Rights Council (February 2013)

(March 1, 2013) -- Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, has just released his ... Read more

Halt the Execution of Five Ahwazi Arabs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fate of Five Ahwazi Arab Prisoners at Risk of Imminent Execution Unknown; International Community Should Pressure the Islamic Republic of Iran to Halt ... Read more

Joint Statement: Halt the Execution of Five Ahwazi Arabs

January 23, 2013: The undersigned human rights organizations strongly oppose the death sentences issued by the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) against five civil and cultural ... Read more

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