By Hossein Bouazar
Protest rally of workers of the National Steel Group in the city of Ahwaz.
Sunday, February 13, 2022: Workers of the National Steel Group staged a protest in front of the governor’s office in the city of Ahwaz due to the non-fulfillment of their demands.
The workers of the Ahwaz Steel Complex had repeatedly announced their demands to the company officials. The workers protested against the lack of raw materials for production, wage increases, job classification, and were promised but failed to deliver.
We, the Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights (ACHR), concerns, while Ahwazi Arabs faced continued oppression and discrimination, the most significant human rights issues included a high number of executions for false confession and false crimes without fair trials of individuals. Torture; harsh and life-threatening prison conditions; arbitrary detention and imprisonment; of hundreds of political prisoners, are just few examples of how the Iranian regime violates the human rights, but we also should add that the regime’s handling of the Covid situation proves that the regime doesn’t care about Ahwazi lives and that raises a great concern and get international attention.
We are calling upon Mr. Javaid Rehman the United Nations special rapporteur for the situation of human rights in Iran and Mrs Agnes Callamard the UN special rapporteur on extra Judicial execution to intervene and stop the Iranian criminal regime from executing innocent prisoners that were arrested without any legal warrant.
Hossein Bouazar is a human rights activist from the Ahwaz region in Iran. He writes about human rights abuses committed by the Arab Ahwazi.
Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights