|Ismaiel Shawardi, 30|
"We, the municipality workers, demand
our delayed four months salaries”
Suicide among Ahwazi Arabs, especially young male, has dramatically increased in the last recent years. Families and activists believe severe socioeconomic deprivation and systematic racial discrimination against Ahwazi Arabs particularly in employment are the main factors:
|Ismaeil Shawardi at protest|
on 17 Feb. 2016
Mahdi Mojaddam, 32, from Chahar Sad Dastgah, Ahwaz, died on 16 April 2011 of self-immolation outside the governor-general office, he passed two days later.
Hassan Salemi, from Ahwaz, married with one child killed end his life because of unemployment and poverty.
Teenager from Maashour,
cut his wrist next to his late father’s
grave because of extreme
poverty and deprivation.
4 October 2015, a teenager from Maashour, cut his wrist next to his late father’s grave because of extreme poverty and deprivation.
Hamid Sharifi from Ain2, Ahwaz, hanged himself on 10 September 2014 because have had no source of income.
Mortada Haydari, 17, killed himself on 4 May 2015 because of poverty and unemployment.
Mahdi Afrawi, vendor at Naderi street, died on 1 May after throwing herself in front of train to protest his stall's confiscation by the authorities as he and his family had no other source of income