Toronto, April 25, 2015 – Organizations representing various national movements attended the event commemorating 90th year of Al-Ahwaz occupation by Iran in 1925 hosted by Al-Ahwaz Democratic Popular Front (ADPF). Representatives of Al-Ahwaz, South Azerbaijan, Turkoman, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Kashmir, Sindh and Balochistan spoke of the Iranian state atrocities committed against Ahwazi civilians for the last 90 years and the heroic resistance of the people to regain their independence.
The event commenced with the national anthems of Al-Ahwaz and Canada followed by a moment of silence to honour the martyrs of Ahwazi struggle.
Speech of Dr. Zaffar Baloch, President BHRC (Canada)
Message in honour of Sabeen Mahmud
Rich Tribute Paid to Martyrs on the 89th Year of Iranian Occupation of Al-Ahwaz
Toronto, April 26, 2014 – Ahwazi Democratic Popular Front held a gathering in Toronto to commemorate the 89th year of Iranian occupation of Al-Ahwaz. The meeting at the North York Centre was attended by a diverse group of people belonging to the non-Persian nationalities under Iranian occupation. A large number of Al-Ahwazi Arabs, Azeri Turks, Turkoman, Palestinians, Lebanese, Sindhis and Baloch participated to express their commitment and solidarity with the independence struggle of Al-Ahwaz and nations under foreign occupation.
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Toronto, April 24, 2014: A joint delegation of oppressed nations of Iran met Canadian lawmaker, Honourable Bob Dechert for a briefing on gross human rights violations committed by the theocratic regime against people of Al-Ahwaz, Turkmenistan, South Azerbaijan and Balochistan.
Representatives of Ahwazi Democratic Popular Front, South Azerbaijan Independence Party, Turkoman freedom movement and Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) were present at the meeting.
BHRC representative’s speech on the occasion of the 88th year of Persian occupation of Al Ahwaz commemorated on April 27, 2013 in Toronto.
Today the Persian occupation and colonial rule over Al Ahwaz is 88 years old, and so is the Al-Ahwazi resistance against the theocratic state of Iran for independence. In 1925, when the Persian armies marched into Ahwaz led by Gen. Zahidi under the orders of Reza Khan Pahlavi, they had only one goal in mind – the total destruction of Al-Ahwaz national identity and the plundering of its natural wealth. In the first decade that followed, up to 1936, Ahwaz was divided and forcefully annexed into other provinces, and its oil & gas exploration including marketing were firmly brought under Tehran’s control.
Ladies and gentlemen: Good evening.
I am greatly honoured to be invited this evening to express solidarity with the people of Ahwaz and the martyrs of the movement. On behalf of the Baloch nation and the Baloch Human Rights Council of Canada, I would like to extend our support to the Al-Ahwaz nation in their struggle for freedom from the tyranny of the theocratic, fascist state of Iran. My heartfelt tributes to the martyrs of Al-Ahwaz, who gave their lives for the freedoms and rights of their people.
BHRC (Canada) and BPP (Canada) Honour the Martyrs of Al-Ahwaz and Pay Rich Tributes to Prof. Saba Dashtyari on Al-Ahwaz Day of Martyrs in Toronto
Toronto, June 12, 2011 – Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) participated in the Al-Ahwaz Day of Martyrs, organized by the Al-Ahwaz Democratic Popular Front in Toronto. Representatives of the Kurdish organizations, Turkomans, Azeri Turks, Baloch, and Al-Ahwaz Democratic Popular Front addressed the gathering at the Library Auditorium of the North York Civic Centre. A large number of the Diaspora from Iran’s oppressed nationalities took part in the event to pay their respects to the martyrs of Al-Ahwaz. The delegates addressed the audience in English, Arabic, and Persian.