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This section is updated with news, updates, and articles that explore the Status of Minorities in Iran. Their life in Theocratic Iran has not been an easy ride.

This section has been set up separately to assist researchers and people who are interested in minorities as a page for direct access to such important topic.

Ahwaz floods: Environment catastrophe and demographic engineering

An aerial view of flooding in Khuzestan province, Iran, April 5, 2019. (Reuters) April 20, 2019 The floods in Iran, which have raged for more than 30 days, have imposed a stifling “siege” on Arab cities in the southwestern regions of the country, forcing some 500,000 people to leave their homes. The floods, [...]

By |April 20th, 2019|Iran, Minorities|

12 conservationists detained without counsel in Iran’s Kurdistan province

Some of the detainees are members of the Kurdish branch of the Iran National Unity Party (INUP), which has been licensed to operate in the country by the Interior Ministry. (Supplied) April 20, 2019 Twelve of the 20 environmental conservationists arrested in Iran’s Kurdistan Province in January and February 2019 remain in detention [...]

By |April 20th, 2019|Iran, Minorities|

Iran’s Ministry Of Intelligence arrests protesters, volunteer relief workers

A number of these individuals arrested were involved in erecting flood barriers and providing support for those in flooded areas. (IHRM) April 18, 2019 The Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) have arrested a number of individuals who voluntarily involved in providing relief to the flood survivors in Ahvaz, southwest Iran. [...]

By |April 18th, 2019|Iran, Minorities|

Iran’s heavy floods deepen Ahvaz’s adversity

Residents of cities and villages adjacent to Ahvaz rivers act to prevent flooding. (Tasnim) April 12, 2019 Inhabitants of Arab cities southwestern Iran are facing more hardships after Karun and Karkheh rivers have for the first time joined each other near Ahvaz and are now flowing towards the oil-rich city. Floods have displaced [...]

By |April 12th, 2019|Iran, Minorities|

Isfahan city council member barred from meetings for six months for a social media comment he posted in support of a defender of the embattled Baha’i community

Mehdi Moqaderi, a member of Isfahan City Council. (IRNA) April 11, 2019 A member of Isfahan’s city council in Iran has been barred from attending council meetings for six months, for a social media comment he posted in support of a defender of the embattled Baha’i community. Mehdi Moghaddari published a comment on [...]

By |April 11th, 2019|Iran, Minorities|

Iran arrests Arab activists for providing relief to flood victims

With no state aid in sight, these young men in Khuzestan, southwest Iran, are doing whatever they can to protect their homes and farms from advancing floodwaters. (IHRM) April 10, 2019 Iran’s security forces arrested two residents of a village in the southwestern province of Khuzestan for providing aid to the flood survivors. [...]

By |April 10th, 2019|Iran, Minorities|

Tribal Sheikh arrested for protesting inadequate relief response by the regime

Khalaf Mardani, who was taken to an unknown location, along with other villagers were trying to stop the IRGC from breaking the flood barriers and diverting flood water to their farmlands. (IHRM) April 8, 2019 The state security forces arrested a resident of Marvaneh Village in the southwestern province of Khuzestan for protesting [...]

By |April 8th, 2019|Iran, Minorities|

Ahwazi activist sends cry for help over jailing of ill father

Hattab Sari, 58, has been in detention since November and faces the threat of death without proper emergency care for gastrointestinal infections he suffers from. (Asharq Al-Awsat) March 25, 2019 Ahwazi political activist Mohammad Hattab called on international human rights organizations to intervene urgently to help out his jailed father, who suffers from [...]

By |March 25th, 2019|Iran, Minorities|

Baha’is in small towns also face persecution — it’s not just about Tehran

A protest in Brazil on behalf of Baha'i prisoners in Iran. (AFP) March 21, 2019 Iranian activists have urged the media and campaigners to pay more attention to human rights violations against Baha’is in provincial areas of Iran, claiming that they give unequal weight to violations taking place in Tehran and other big [...]

By |March 21st, 2019|Iran, Minorities|

Iran’s furtive occupation of Iraq’s Christian communities

Christians in Iraq fear the increasing Iranian influence in their already dwindling communities. (Fox News) By Lela Gilbert March 19, 2019 Will the Middle East’s shattered Christian villages, towns and cities somehow retain their religious and cultural heritage – which dates back to the first century? No one knows for sure, but due to [...]

By |March 19th, 2019|Iraq, Minorities|