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Environment Disaster in Ahwaz Caused by the Iranian Regime

By Hossein Bouazar

Transfer of hospital and municipal wastewater to Karun and lack of proper management by Khuzestan governorate. The inadequacy and lack of meritocracy in the selection of governors for Khuzestan and senior executives in the field of environment, water and sewage and municipality has caused a human and environmental disaster in Ahwaz.

Mohammad Javad Ashrafi, director general of Khuzestan’s Department of Environmental Protection, said: “All the wastewater that flows into the Karun River every day has not been treated and there are hospitals that directly transport their untreated wastewater to Karun, which is casing an environmental disaster. It is dangerous and can cause a variety of diseases. “

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: 29/10/2019

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