Continued Land Confisication against Ahwazi Arabs

What is affected
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 20 July 2007
Region A [ Asia ]
Country Iran
Location Ahwaz

Affected persons

Total 15000
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Details dossier.pdf
Forced eviction
Housing losses
- Number of homes 4000
- Total value €

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Zhou Zhengyi, Chen Liangjun, District Government Officials
Brief narrative Persianisation has involved the confiscation of Arab land and the forced displacement of\r\nhundreds of thousands of Ahwazi Arabs. The Persianisation programme involves the\r\nconfiscation of Arab-owned land and “ethnic restructuring”, which typically involves the\r\nforced migration of Arabs out of Khuzestan and their replacement with “loyal” ethnic\r\ngroups, particularly ethnic Persians. Some Ahwazis are relocated to other parts of Iran,\r\nwhile many are forced from their farms into city slums. However, slums have also been\r\nthe target of land confiscation, with the regime attacking and destroying Ahwazi homes.\r\nSlums are also being turned into ghettoes, with separation walls to segregate indigenous\r\nArabs from non-indigenous and privileged migrants.
Costs €   0