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The Story Behind Abolfazl Village

The Story Behind Abolfazl Village

By Hossein Bouazar

Abolfazl village is located between Zardasht town and Kianshahr in Al-Ahwaz, where more than 300 families have been living for more than decades. Over the past years, all the governments that have come and gone tried to overtake these villages but the people of those villages resisted.

The question is why Iranian regime remembers this town now after many years  where families built houses and made a living from generations in Abolfazl village and other villages around Ahwaz.

From killing Ahwazi Activists to publicly announcing that they hate Arabs (in different platforms) to Iranian regime’s deliberate attempt to Forced Migrate the Ahwazi citizens from Ahwaz to other regions, there has been a plan since this regime’s early days.

After Iranian regime’s failure of force migrating Ahwazi Citizens from their lands with man-made floods in 2019. they have decided to go back to the old technique, this time Iranian regime decided to destroy Ahwaz and Ahwazi people by destroying their houses. Iranian regime told the Indigenous Ahwazi Arab farmers to leave their homeland to seek safety elsewhere.

In the Abolfazl village, an Ahwazi citizen showed the destroyed homes of the village and added “This is the fatherland of all of us, and it is not clear what they want from our lands.”

The regime attacked the villagers who were preventing the destruction of their homes. The repressive forces used force, guns and tear gas.

The regime has arrested more than 130 Ahwazi citizen from Abolfazl village and some are bailed out;

  1. Younes Lowaime
  2. Karim Lowaime
  3. Jafar Lowaime
  4. Saeed Lowaime
  5. Rahim Lowaime
  6. Nader Lowaime
  7. Farugh Lowaime
  8. Hakim Lowaime
  9. Abdulemam Lowaime
  10. Esmael Lowaime
  11. Jafar Lowaime
  12. Mohammad Lowaime
  13. Mansour Lowaime
  14. Ahmad Lowaime
  15. Shejae Lowaime
  16. Hashem Lowaime
  17. Malek Lowaime
  18. Sabah Haraji
  19. Karim Haraji
  20. Adnan Sawari
  21. Lafteh Ghorbawi
  22. Jasim Heydari
  23. Majid Daghagheleh
  24. Jasim Afrawi
  25. Yousif Mousawi
  26. Mohammad Moghinmi
  27. Hossein Sayahi
  28. Hadi Sayahi
  29. Mehdi Sayahi
  30. Hamid Silawi
  31. Kazem Silawi
  32. Jasem Silawi
  33. Hamoud Silawi
  34. Jolahi Silawi
  35. Sajad Sharifi
  36. Ali Meree
  37. Ali Khasraji
  38. Walid Borwaieh
  39. Khalid Abidawi
  40. Naser Khalidi
  41. Mohammad Khalidi
  42. Hassan Gherbawi
  43. Ali Obidawi
  44. Hassan Helfi
  45. Amir Helfi
  46. AbdulSadeh Helfi
  47. Abdul Nabi Helfi
  48. Salem Saidawi
  49. Hakim Saidawi
  50. Saeed Saidawi
  51. Ali Heydari
  52. Jamil Marwani
  53. AbdulZahra Haraji
  54. Khalaf Haraji
  55. Adel Haraji
  56. Adnan Haraji
  57. Ramazan Haraji

While some of the people who work in the Iranian pro-regime media believe destroying indiginous Ahwazi houses is a wrongdoing by the regime and one of the reporters of khabargozari seda sima (Iranian pro-regime media) reported on the matter but that recording never aired on the Iranian national TV.

The threat of forced displacement, deportation or execution of the Ahwazis, Kurds, Turks, Baluchs and Turkmens has been a persistent threat inside Iran. The lack of reaction by the international community concerning the state of human rights in the Ahwaz region and other non-Persian regions, has given the Iranian regime the right of life and death over entire communities.

We, the Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights (ACHR), are concerned about the situation in Ahwaz regarding the arbitrary behavior of the Iranian security forces. Iranian regime must stop the racist ideology of removing Ahwazi Arabs from their lands.

The Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) strongly condemned the criminal attack by the repressive forces of Iran  on the village of Abolfazl.

Hossein Bouazar is a human rights activist from the Ahwaz region in Iran. He writes about human rights abuses committed on the Arab Ahwazi.

Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights

Date: 2020/08/28

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