The Ahwaz Human Rights Organization (AHRO) condemns the killing of peaceful demonstrators against the dictatorial regime, who are demanding their basic rights. The peaceful demonstrations entered their seventh day on Thursday, January 4, 2018, with continuing protests in various Iranian cities. According to official reports the total number of death increasing now at 23 and more than 1,000 people arrested as protests continue in various Iranian cities.
The AHRO welcomes the position of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, who expressed his regret about the killing of participants in the peaceful demonstrations in Iran. He urged and asked the Iranian government to respect the rights of the Iranian people to express their views freely and to hold peaceful gatherings and peaceful protests.
The AHRO also warmly welcomes the decision taken by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, on Wednesday, 3 January 2018, in response to the demonstrations in Iran against the Iranian regime and demanded "the prevention of violence and respect for freedom of expression. “We call upon Iran to refrain from using excessive violence and to respect the freedom of citizens and their right to peaceful expression and demonstration," said Zeid Raad al-Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The organization salutes the thousands of Ahwazi demonstrators who came out in the cities of the province, especially in Alfalahiya, Ahwaz, Abadan, Mohamera, Tasar, Eazage, Mashour and other locations in that region. Where they demanded their national rights and the stopping of the policy of repression of the authorities against them. Also calling for a fight against corruption and dictatorship and the release of political prisoners.
Therefor the AHRO strongly condemns the continued suppression of the peaceful uprising, calling on the international community to stand with protesters throughout Iran, protect peaceful gatherings, marches and demonstrations and listen to the demands of the Iranian society's constituents including all its peoples and nationalities.
Also, the organization encourage the Ahwazi Arab people to abide by the peaceful and effective presence of the comprehensive uprising for Freedom and Rights in Iran by focusing on their national and humanitarian demands.
Ahwaz Human Rights Organization- AHRO
 January 4, 2018