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Abu Nakhilat (Abu al-Fadl) Village

What is affected
Housing Private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 01 January 2020
Region MENA
Country Iran
City Abu Nakhilat (Abu al-Fadl) Village, Ahwaz Province

Affected persons (number & composition)

Total 2400
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
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Forced eviction
Housing losses
- Number of homes 480
- Total value

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Brief narrative

28 August 2020


The whole story … Abu Nakhilat is an Arab village that stood against Iranian tyranny


The village of Abu Nakhilat, or what some call Abu al-Fadl, is one of the Arab villages that are indivisible from the motherland of Ahwaz. It sits between the town of Zardasht and the air defense base northwest of the city of Ahwaz.


According to the historical records that the Iranian regimes are trying to fake as a part of their Persianizing project against the indigenous people who settled on agricultural lands 4 decades ago, and with the urban expansion, they began building more homes, and no institution, organization, or governmental or independent body was required at that time.


According to the current urban planning; The village of Abu Nakhilat (Abu al-Fadl) has become an integral part of the eighth section of the city of Ahwaz and consists of 12 streets, with 40 houses per street (480 houses), and the value of every meter of land near the main road is approximately 2 million tomans per meter.


It seems that this reached the greed of the Murshid institutions that operate above the law without censorship or account, headed by the looting organization known as the Mostazafin Foundation, as it seized with other government institutions by force of seizing several hectares of the land of the Ahwazi people under the allegations of the development plan for the city of Ahwaz.


In an attempt to find solutions by peaceful means, the residents of the village of Abu Nakhilat (Abu Al-Fadl) went to Tehran several times during the past two years, and submitted identification documents and evidence that these lands are the ancestral inheritance, and officials in Tehran pledged to solve the problem.


According to village residents, the institutions requested to bring in bonds and ratios, property specifications plus UTM and a complete list of residents. They did not delay in submitting the required by seeking the assistance of a document registration and preparation (UTM) expert.


Without prior notice, the situation has taken a turn for the worse and the seizure of land has increased further, and in an attempt to terrorize the people, the municipal authorities accompanied by the Iranian regime’s security services from time to time raid the village brutally and destroy some of our homes even at night, spreading panic and panic among children and women.


Recently, the security forces arrested more than 130 residents of the village, and the authorities exercised pressure on them in order to obey orders to seize and demolish their homes and accept forced displacement, but they categorically refused, until they were referred to court.


Most of them were released on bail of two billion riyals each, and some were released on financial bail, with an employee card and salary sheet, and their files are still open in court.


The following are the names of a number of residents of the region who have been released on bail


1.    Jaafar Louimi (Kaabi)

2.    Raheem Louimi

3.    Said Louimi

4.    Nader Louimi (still in detention)

5.    Younes Louimi

6.    Farouk Louimi

7.    Mohamed Louimi

8.    Abdel-Imam Louimi

9.    Ismail Louimi

10.  Hakim Louimi

11.  Haj Mansour Louimi

12.  Shouja Louimi son of Said

13.  Mohammed Louimi son of Said

14.  Ahmed Louimi son of Said

15.  Jafar Louimi

16.  Hashem Louimi

17.  Malek Louimi

18.  Said Ghazi

19.  Sabah Hraji

20.  Karim Hraji

21.  Khalaf Hraji

22.  Adel Hraji

23.  Adnan Hraji

24.  Ramadan Hraji

25.  Abdul Zahra Hraji

26.  Jamil Marwani

27.  Ali Haidari

28.  Said Saeedawi

29.  Hakim Saeedawi

30.  Salem Saeedawi

31.  Haj Abdul Nabi Halfi

32.  Abdul Sada Halfi

33.  Amid Halfi

34.  Ali Halfi

35.  Haj Hassan Halfi, owner of the village mosque (the forces tried to demolish the mosque)

36.  Ali Obaidawi

37.  Hassan Garboui and his two sons

38.  Muhammad Khaldi

39.  Nasser Khaldi

40.  Khaled Obaidawi

41.  Walid Braoua

42.  Ali Khusraji

43.  Johi Silawi

44.  Hammoud Silawi

45.  Jassim Silawi

46.  Kazem Silawi

47.  Hamid Silawi

48.  SharifiSejad

49.  Ali Mary

50.  Hussein Marei

51.  Mahdi Siyahi

52.  Hadi Siyahi

53.  Hussein Siyahi

54.  Mohamed Mughanemi

55.  Sayed Youssef Mousaui (Bushooka)

56.  Jassem Afrawi

57.  Majid Daghaghla

58.  Jassim Haidari

59.  GharbawiLafta

60.  Adnan Swari.


Not only the people of Abu Nakhilat village (Abu al-Fadl) prove their ownership of these lands, but the Iranian press, owned by the Iranian regime, also recognizes their right to it.


In this regard, the government-owned Sharq newspaper wrote that the residents of the village of Abu al-Fadl, which has a total area of 25 hectares, have documents showing that from 1985 to 1991, part of the village’s residents, through the Salman project, had agricultural water to grow wheat, barley, vegetables and summer crops. But after the branch channel to build Zardasht town was demolished, the water supply to them stopped. 


This document shows that the villagers have a history of nearly 40 years of living in the area, but the Mostazafin Foundation declares itself the owner of their land and prohibits the provision of services and rural laws to their place of residence.


For its part, the Ahwazi Organization for the Defence of Human Rights denounces the Iranian regime’s continued demolition of Ahwazi homes, considering this a consecration of the policy of ethnic cleansing and a step to reinforce the illegal Persianising project at the expense of the Ahwazi people.


The organization believes that the Iranian regime’s continuing to empty the Ahwazi lands of their original inhabitants and prepare them to bring in more Persian settlers is part of the implementation of the Iranian policy and the Iranian general trend based on narrowing the lives of Ahwazis and pushing them to migrate and leave their homeland by force.


 It affirms that the demolition of Ahwazi homes under flimsy allegations and justifications is a war crime in the full sense of the word and a flagrant violation of international law, which calls for serious international action to ensure a decent life for a defenceless people facing a tragic fate in light of the continuing Iranian violations without deterrence.


The Ahwazi Organization for the Defence of Human Rights


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