• Tuesday 15th October 2019

Baloch Human Right Council Of [Canada] Letter To Mr Ban Ki Moon The Secretary General Of The Un

Subject: Brutal method of torture of Baloch Political workers by Pakistani Army His Excellency Ban Ki Moon Secretary-General The United Nations 1 United Nations Plaza New York, New York 10017-3515 February 1, 2010 Dear Mr. Secretary-General, Subject: Brutal method of torture of Baloch Political workers by Pakistani Army We are writing to express concern on the reports of the gross human rights violations against the Baloch nation in Pakistan. We would like to draw your attention on the brutal methods of torture practiced by the Pakistan Army and its spy agencies against Baloch political and human rights activists to...

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Mystery Of Balochistan Disappearances By M Ilyas Khan Bbc News, Quetta

New Kayhan is believed to be a major base for the rebels. The village has borne the brunt of the government’s retaliatory action in the shape of raids, arrests and “forced disappearances” – alleged undeclared arrests by the intelligence services that cannot be traced by courts and are not acknowledged by the government. Time hangs lazily over New Kayhan, a small village of about 4,000 people on the western outskirts of Quetta city, in south-western Pakistan. Signs of life are few and far between here. A tractor towing a water tank on wheels crawls slowly across the arid, sandy...

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Unpo Denounces Human Rights Violations In Balochistan, Pakistan

Marino Busdachin, General Secretary of UNPO, has criticised the heavy handed tactics of oppression employed against the Baloch people at an international conference currently taking place in Bangkok, Thailand. Marino Busdachin, General Secretary of UNPO, has criticised the heavy handed tactics of oppression employed against the Baloch people at an international conference currently taking place in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference entitled “Balochistan Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Meeting the Challenges” is bringing together international thinkers and Baloch intellectuals from countries around the world and from Balochistan itself in order to discuss Baloch related issues. In a statement, Busdachin criticized Thai...

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Iran Will Execute Malik Regi, Un Should Intervene To Save Him: Baloch Bar

Quetta: Central spokesman of Baloch Bar association has said Baloch rebel leader Malik Regi’s life was in danger in Iran’s custody; the UN should play their role to save his life. They said Iran has already executed several Baloch activists including Ghulam Hyder Raisani, Hameed Regi and Yaqoob Mehrnihad and they feared that Abdul Malik Regi will also be executed if the UN did not intervene. News : Iran will execute Malik Regi, UN should intervene to save him: Baloch Bar on 2010/3/1 1:10:00 (38 reads) Quetta: Central spokesman of Baloch Bar association has said Baloch rebel leader Malik...

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The Balochistan Truth Sanaullah Baloch

The state of women’s rights in the province presents an extremely grim picture, where the maternal mortality ratio in rural Balochistan is 750 compared with the national average of 270 deaths per every 100,000 live births. The increasing rate of preventable maternal mortality is a symptom of the larger social injustice of discrimination against women. Thousands of avoidable maternal deaths each year indicate the government’s unfaithfulness to domestic and international laws During the recent visit of President Asif Ali Zardari, due to closure of the roads in Quetta, a poor woman gave a birth in an auto rickshaw. The...

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Protestors Demand Recovery Of Baloch Missing Persons

The protestors were carrying placards inscribed with slogans demanding the immediate recovery of missing Baloch political workers. QUETTA: Family members of missing persons staged a protest demonstration outside the Quetta Press Club on Sunday. The protestors were carrying placards inscribed with slogans demanding the immediate recovery of missing Baloch political workers. Nasrullah Baloch, chairman of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, led Sunday’s protest. The protestors announced that women and children would launch a long march on March 13 if their missing family members were not recovered. The protestors also claimed that intelligence agencies had picked up their family members...

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Human Rights In Iran Video Report Rozhn Tv

human rightsabuses and human rights violations. نقض حقوق بشر و نقض حقوق بشر است It has been over 50 years since the United Nations (UN) Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed by most governments in the world and yet the abuses continue to grow. Rozhn TV Exclusive Report on Iran United For Democracy Human right situation in Iran Interview with Naser Boledai Jamshid Amiri Parviz Shirani Shadi Diane Ala´ i Adnan Salaman Location UN – Geneva 11-15 feb. 2010 Interview by Seria Dadiar Produced, Photography and edited by Homayoon Mobaraki Rozhn TV is not responsible for the views...

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Iran Executions Send A Chilling Message, Amnesty International

Baluch areas of Sistan-Baluchistan province in recent years were followed by a wave of often public executions. Some of the condemned men were shown on state television making “confessions” that are believed to have been extracted from them under torture or other duress. Recent developments in Iran have prompted fears that the Iranian authorities are once more using executions as a tool to try and quell political unrest, intimidate the population and send a signal that dissent will not be tolerated. There was a noticeable surge in the rate of executions at the time of mass protests over last...

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Two Baloch Political Activists Tortured To Death By Iranian Security Forces

April 10, 2010 Zahidan: according to Harana News Sher Mohammad son of Mirza Shah Bux Baloch have been killed in a Zahidan prison. Another Baloch political activist was killed in the same prison last week. The cause of their death has been kept secret by the Iranian security forces but the relatives believe that they have been tortured to death. The families of other Baloch detained activists are gravely concerned about the well-being of their relatives. Harana News further reported that Sher Mohammad Baloch was arrested because of one of his immediate relative’s affiliation with the opposition party in...

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Four Prisoners Hanged In Kerman, Behbahan And Shadgan

The men named Feizollah and Nazar belonged to Barahouiee tribe and were from Zahedan, the provincial capital of Sistan and Baluchistan. Monday, 19 April 2010: In past 10 days at least 19 prisoners hanged NCRI – The Iranian regime hanged two prisoners in southern city of Kerman on Saturday, April 17. The men named Feizollah and Nazar belonged to Barahouiee tribe and were from Zahedan, the provincial capital of Sistan and Baluchistan. The mullahs, fearing people’s widespread hatred toward the regime in Sistan and Baluchistan, execute Baluchi prisoners in cities outside the province. On April 8, two prisoners were...

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Face To Face

The entire world is open to us, why should we confine ourselves to this country” Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri   By Amir Zia   Interview: Karen Armstrong Interview: Cultures in Harmony Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri is seen as the kingpin of the radical Baloch nationalist movement, which explicitly demands an independent Balochistan. Although the veteran Baloch leader appears to be living a quiet life in Karachi’s posh Defence Housing Authority for the past several years, his admirers as well as rivals view him as one of the key players of the separatist movement, operating from behind-the-scenes. The shadowy militant...

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Missing Persons Dawn Edtorial

The families of many of the disappeared allege that they are in the illegal custody of the intelligence and law-enforcement agencies, having been picked up on suspicion of terrorism or as prey for political victimisation. On Monday, the Supreme Court was informed by Additional Attorney General K.K. Agha that a three-member judicial commission, headed by a former SC judge, had started work on the cases of missing persons. He added that the interior ministry had already issued a notification about the appointment of the commission’s members. While this is laudable, the success of any government promise to follow up...

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Iran Arrests 13 Terrorist Group Members

Many Sunnis live in southeastern Iran, which has seen an increase in bombings and clashes between security forces, ethnic Baluch Sunni insurgents TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran said on Sunday it had arrested 13 members of a terrorist group that authorities in the Islamic state say carried out attacks on minority Sunnis, state television reported. The armed group was linked to the Islamic state’s “foreign enemies,” state television said, using a phrase that usually refers to the United States and Israel. “The group was directly involved in last year’s assassination of a Sunni Friday prayer leader … a Sunni member...

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Appeal: Put Pressure On The Iranian Regime To Stop Execution Of Baloch Political Prisoner, Balochistan People’s Party

Recently the judiciary authorities announced that they will also try 10 more members of Jondullah, without revealing their names. In the continuation of the execution of political prisoners in Balochistan, the Iranian government announced that it has executed Mr Abdul Malik Rigi, the former leader of Popular Resistance Movement of Iran – Jondullah. Mr Rigi was never tried in open court and did not have access to defence lawyers.   Recently the judiciary authorities announced that they will also try 10 more members of  Jondullah, without revealing their names.   Weeks ahead of the one year anniversary of June...

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Amnesty International Asserts Concern Over Imminent Executions In Iran; Calls For Immediate Commutation Of All Death Sentences

Other prisoners under sentence of death include two members of the predominantly Sunni Muslim Baluch minority in Sistan-Baluchistan province. On May 31, 2010, the Zahedan prosecutor said they had been sentenced to death for their alleged involvement in clashes between Sunni and Shi’a Muslims which led to the deaths of six individuals. Fears Two Women May be Executed — One by Stoning for “Crime of Adultery”   NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Amid fears that two Iranian women may be executed imminently, including one by stoning for adultery, Amnesty International renewed its demand today that Iranian authorities immediately halt all executions and commute all death sentences.   The human rights organization is also urging the authorities to review and repeal death penalty laws, to disclose full details of all death sentences and executions, and to join the growing international trend toward abolition. Two women are feared to be at imminent risk of execution. Zeynab Jalalian, a political activist and member of the Kurdish minority , was sentenced to death in early 2009 after being convicted of “enmity against God,” while Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, whose conviction of “adultery while being married” was upheld in May 2007, could be executed by stoning at any time. Prisoners on death row are often not informed when they are due to be executed until the last minute, adding to their suffering and that...

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Speech Of Abdullah Mohtadi In The Conference On Democratic Movement Pitfalls And Potential, Rome, 29/06/2010

Ladies and gentlemen, Let me begin my very brief speech by expressing my thanks to the UNPO and its secretary general Mr. Marino Busdachin, Congress of Nationalties for a Federal Iran and especially Mr. Naser Boladai, honourable members of the Italian Senate and the Chamber of deputies, and all the organizers of this meeting. The eruption of the huge mass demonstrations in Iran in protest to widespread vote rigging in the country’s tenth presidentioal elections a little bit more than a year ago, marked the beginning of a new era in Iran’s prolonged struggle for democracy. This peaceful protest...

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Police Hold 40 Over Mosque Attacks

Police in Iran have arrested 40 suspects after the devastating twin bombings of a mosque in the south-eastern city of Zahedan, according to an Iranian news agency. Ahmad Reza Radan, Iran’s deputy police chief, told the semi-official Fars agency that the suspects “intended to create insecurity in the city of Zahedan after the bombing”. The blasts killed 27 people outside a mosque on Thursday. A Sunni insurgency called Jundallah claimed responsibility. Mr Radan also said that two policemen were among the dead. Earlier reports said members of the elite Revolutionary Guards were also killed. Jundallah, which says it is...

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Iran Says Pakistan Is Harboring Rebels By The New York Times

Chief Ahmadreza Radan also said the authorities had detained 40 people who were seeking to create a disturbance in the city after the bombings, the semiofficial ILNA news agency reported. Iran’s deputy police chief accused Pakistan on Saturday of providing a haven for members of an armed rebel group that has claimed responsibility for the deadly twin suicide bombings last week in front of a mosque in the southeastern city of Zahedan. Chief Ahmadreza Radan also said the authorities had detained 40 people who were seeking to create a disturbance in the city after the bombings, the semiofficial ILNA news agency reported. The arrests appeared to be part of a crackdown in the Sunni-dominated province of Sistan-Baluchistan, where the rebel group, Jundallah, has been operating. Iran is predominantly Shiite. Without naming Pakistan specifically, he issued a tough warning to “neighbors on the eastern borders” of Iran. “The Islamic Republic considers it its right to deal with insurgents who disappear into the other side of the border,” Chief Radan was quoted as saying. Publisher: sr Source:...

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15 Years Old Innocent Baluch, Hostage Of Iranian Intelligence Agencies

After passing one year of Mohammad Saber Malikraisi’s illigal detention, it is now 4 months that there is no news about his fate. According to the reporters of Harna, Mohammad Saber Malikraisi son of Molavi Dadrahman Sarbazi, who is 15 years old and a resident of Sarbaz district of Baluchistan, had no contact or meeting with his family since last 4 months with the charge that his older brother is communicating and cooperating with the Baluch armed opposition. Mohhamad Saber Malikraisi was arrested on Thursday 24 September 2009 ( 2 Mehr 1388, Irani calendar), with his other two brothers...

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Pakistan Urged To Investigate Murder And Torture Of Baloch Activists

The Pakistani government must investigate the torture and killings of more than 40 Baloch leaders and political activists over the past four months, Amnesty International said today. Activists, politicians and student leaders are among those who have been targeted in enforced disappearances, abductions, arbitrary arrests and cases of torture and other ill-treatment. The violence takes place against a backdrop of increasing political unrest and Pakistan army operations in Balochistan, south western Pakistan. “The Pakistani government must act immediately to provide justice for the growing list of atrocities in Balochistan,” said Sam Zarifi, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific Director. “Baloch political leaders...

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Iran: Human Rights Crisis Requires International Scrutiny

They have also arrested members of Iran’s ethnic minorities who have advocated for greater respect of their rights, against a backdrop of violent attacks mainly in predominantly Baluch and Kurdish areas. Human Rights Watch and a number of other international and Iranian groups have issued the following statement seeking action by the United Nations General Assembly in light of the human rights crisis that continues to unfold in Iran:   In the light of the severity of the human rights situation in Iran, the Iranian authorities’ refusal to cooperate with existing international human rights mechanisms, and their rejection of...

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Five More Decomposed Bodies Found From Pishin

QUETTA: A new chapter in the killing of “missing persons” unfolded other day after five more decomposed bodies of unidentified persons were found in a deserted place between the settlements of Bostan and Yaru in Pishin District on Tuesday. All victims had received bullets in their heads and presumably died on the spot. The bodies are beyond recognition as doctors said they had been killed at least two months ago. According to Levies force officials, a shepherd first spotted the dead bodies at the desolate place and informed the them about it. Levies and other officials of law enforcement...

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Extrajudicial Killings Rapidly Increase In Balochistan , A Statement By The Asian Human Rights Commission

In recent weeks in Balochistan the mutilated bodies of 25 persons, who had earlier been abducted by persons in plain clothes, have been found. AHRC-STM-233-2010 November 24, 2010   In recent weeks in Balochistan the mutilated bodies of 25 persons, who had earlier been abducted by persons in plain clothes, have been found. It has been reported during the recent weeks that in the province of Balochistan the mutilated bodies of 25 persons, who had earlier been abducted by persons in plain clothes, have been found. The deceased person’s family members claim that these people were abducted by personnel of the...

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Iran Cracks Down On Sunni Clerics By Amineh Soghdi

Maulana Abdulhamid said he was under pressure for past criticisms of the Iranian government, in particular over a plan to reform Sunni schools. KERMAN, Iran – The leaders of Shi’ite-majority Iran are growing increasingly impatient with the Sunni clergy in the southeastern province of Sistan-Balochistan. The shift in official mood appears to reflect falling confidence in once-favored Muslim leaders, in a region where the government worries about Sunni fundamentalism and separatism. In October, two son-in-laws of Maulana Abdulhamid Esmail-Zehi, the most prominent Sunni cleric in Iran, Abdulalim Shahbakhsh and Hafez Esmail Molla-Zehi, were arrested. Fars News Agency, which is...

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11 Militants Hanged In Iran

Eleven members of the Sunni Muslim militant group Jundollah were hanged Monday in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan, the Khabar news network reported. The inmates were executed at a prison in the provincial capital, Zahedan, for crimes committed in the province over recent years, Khabar said. Sistan-Baluchistan province, which borders Pakistan and Afghanistan, has been a target of terrorist attacks in the past, mainly by Jundollah, which claims to be fighting for the rights of Iran’s Sunni minority. The group claimed responsibility for last week’s suicide bombing at a mosque in Chabahar, a coastal city in the province. It...

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Amnesty International Condemns Execution Of 11 People In Iran

Amnesty International condemned the execution of 11 men this morning in Iran accused of links to the bomb attack in Chabahar that killed more than 39 people last week, many of them worshippers at a mosque, the organization reported. “Last week’s bombing was an atrocious act and we strongly condemn it, but so too do we condemn these executions, which have the hallmark of an act of retaliation, not justice,” said Malcolm Smart, Amnesty International’s director for the Middle East and North Africa. The 11 men hanged at Zahedan Prison were connected with the People’s Resistance Movement of Iran...

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Amnesty International: 11 Hanged In Iran Following Suicide Bomb Attack

Amnesty International condemned the execution of 11 men on Monday morning in Iran accused of links to the bomb attack in Chabahar that killed more than 39 people last week, many of them worshippers at a mosque. Amnesty International condemned the execution of 11 men on Monday morning in Iran accused of links to the bomb attack in Chabahar that killed more than 39 people last week, many of them worshippers at a mosque. According to Iran’s Fars News Agency, the 11 men hanged at Zahedan Prison were connected with the People’s Resistance Movement of Iran (PRMI), or Jondallah,...

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U.S. Worried By Reports Of Pakistan Detentions

Times said the Obama administration was alarmed by reports that separatists, mostly from Pakistan’s Baluchistan province, had been detained over the past decade and were being held incommunicado. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is voicing concern over reports from human rights groups that Pakistan’s security forces are holding thousands of political separatists without charge, The New York Times reported on Thursday. Citing a State Department report to Congress last month, the Times said the Obama administration was alarmed by reports that separatists, mostly from Pakistan’s Baluchistan province, had been detained over the past decade and were being held...

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The Obama Administration Cancers: Rights Groups Tie Pakistan To Militants’ Disappearances, By Eric Schmitt

The issue came up in a State Department report to Congress last month that urged Pakistan to address this and other human rights abuses. It threatens to become the latest source of friction in the often tense relationship between the wartime allies. WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is expressing alarm over reports that thousands of political separatists and captured Taliban insurgents have disappeared into the hands of Pakistan’s police and security forces, and that some may have been tortured or killed. The issue came up in a State Department report to Congress last month that urged Pakistan to address...

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Iran Executes Someone Every Nine Hours

Iran has now executed 64 people is just the past twenty-four days, or on average one person every nine hours. Iran has hanged two men for their activities during the turmoil following President Ahmadinejad’s controversial election victory in 2009. Iran’s state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported that the two men Jafar Kazemi and Mohammad Ali Haj Aqaei were hanged “for distributing placards and photos of the terrorist group, making videos and images during the post-election unrest in Iran in 2009 and chanting slogans in favor of the MKO.” (The MKO, the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization, the government claims is a...

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Iran’s Minorities Forgotten Victims As Government Repression Intensifies New Briefing, Mrg

Sistan-Baluchistan, home to the mostly Sunni Baluchi people, is reportedly the poorest of Iran’s provinces with Baluchs facing social, economic and political marginalisation. At the end of 2010, 11 Baluch prisoners were executed for alleged membership of the armed group Jondallah. [1] (MRGI, 16 February 2011) The scale of repression against minority groups in Iran is a central but under-reported factor in the renewed struggle for democracy, says Minority Rights Group International (MRG) in a new briefing. With a rise in reports of political repression since the disputed elections of June 2009, minorities face widespread violations and severe restrictions...

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Embarrassing Pakistan? Editorial:The Baloch Hal

AI urged the UA and China to make sure that assistance provided to Islamabad to fight the war against terror was not squandered in Balochistan to commit more human rights violations.  In a strongly-worded statement issued yesterday, the globally respected human rights watchdog, Amnesty International (AI), urged the United States of America, China and other allies to make sure that assistance provided to Islamabad to fight the war against terror was not squandered in Balochistan to commit more human rights violations. It is AI’s second critical statement on Balochistan in the last four months which clearly indicates about the...

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Us Confident Of Support For Special Un Human Rights Investigator On Iran

Washington’s ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva GENEVA — U.S. diplomats say they are confident of getting the necessary support to create a special United Nations investigator for the human rights situation in Iran. Washington’s ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, says she hopes and expects a resolution to get the necessary votes Thursday. It would be the first time in years that a new position for a country-specific investigator has been created. Many of the council’s 47 member states oppose such posts as an unnecessary intrusion into their internal...

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Un Creates New Post Of Human Rights Investigator To Probe Alleged Abuses In Iran

GENEVA — The United Nations’ top human rights body created a new special investigator’s job Thursday to look into human rights abuses in Iran GENEVA—The United Nations’ top human rights body created a new special investigator’s job Thursday to look into human rights abuses in Iran, overcoming resistance from nations that considered it meddling with that country’s internal affairs. The vote marks the first time since it was formed five years ago that the U.N. Human Rights Council has created a new such investigative position for a U.N. member nation, rather than merely extend the mandate of a previously...

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Hospital Officials: Iraqi Forces Forcibly Removed Iranian Dissidents From Hospital

according to the doctor and an ambulance driver who spoke on condition of anonymity because BAGHDAD — Iranian dissidents wounded in last week’s in clashes with Iraqi soldiers have been forcibly removed from their hospital beds and returned to their camp, two hospital workers said Wednesday. At least 17 patients, some of whom were described by a doctor as in critical condition at Baqouba public hospital, were taken back to Camp Ashraf in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province late Tuesday by security forces. The camp residents are Iranian exiles from the People’s Mujahedeen Organization of Iran seeking the overthrow the...

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Iran: Record Breaking 20 Year Jail Sentence For Blogger

His blog was called Balouchestan Sarfaraz [3] (Pride Baluchistan) [fa]. Rigi was arrested on 18 June, 2009, and is being held in appalling conditions in Karon prison, in Ahvaz. Torture was used to extract a confession. Adding to his bad luck, is that he has the same surname as Abdolmalek Rigi [4], the late head of the Balochi armed opposition group Jundallah, which in the eyes of the authorities implicates him. Writing about Iranian bloggers offers few moments of respite. The sad stories are endless, and the threats don’t seem to subside. As though repression and censorship [1] were...

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In Iran, Journalists Remain In Government’s Crosshairs

Sakhi Rigi, a blogger, political activist, and formerly a member of opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi’s campaign staff, was sentenced to a 20-year prison term by a Revolutionary Court in Zahedan in Baluchistan province, according to local news reports. CPJ could not determine when the Revolutionary Court ruled on Rigi’s case.6/in-iran-journalists-remain-in-governments-crosshai.php New York, June 15, 2011–Iran’s ongoing assault against independent and opposition media has recently gained momentum, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In recent weeks, a journalist died in custody for what his family said was a lack of adequate medical care, the government sentenced another journalist to...

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Balochistan: Human Rights Report Reveals Systematic Abuse As “Appalling” Situation Continues

Indeed, “Balochistan stands out for more than one reason even in the appalling human rights situation across Pakistan today. The state’s security apparatus in the province has been accused of serious human rights violations. A report published by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has revealed the extent to which rights are continuously denied in Balochistan. Building upon recommendations made in 2009, the HRCP observes that the region stands out even in the dire context of Pakistan as a whole. As well as highlighting the on-going controversy over control of the rich deposits of resources within the region, the...

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Balochistan: Pictures From A Certain Hell, Kamila Hyat

But in Chile as in other places that have seen brutal rule of a similar kind many have chosen to speak out against it, sometimes putting their own lives at risk. We see this happening in Balochistan itself. The mainstream media for one has refused to document the state of affairs in Balochistan, putting across to viewers, readers, and listeners, only the most incomplete picture of what is happening. For the most part, in that complex agenda that determines what makes news, only mass killings in Balochistan and occasional reports about the discovery of dead bodies make the headlines....

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Hrw Calls For End To Killing Of Baloch Activists

Assailants have also carried out targeted killings of opposition leaders and activists. Human Rights Watch has extensively documented enforced disappearances by Pakistan’s security forces in Balochistan, including several cases in which those “disappeared” have been found dead. NEY YORK: Pakistan’s government should immediately act to end the epidemic of killings of suspected Baloch militants and opposition activists by the military, intelligence agencies, and the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) in the southwestern province of Balochistan, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. Across Balochistan, since January 2011, at least 150 people have been abducted and killed and their bodies abandoned –...

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Pakistan: Security Forces ‘disappear’ Opponents In Balochistan By Human Rights Watch

Pakistan’s security forces are engaging in an abusive free-for-all in Balochistan as Baloch nationalists and suspected militants ‘disappear,’ and in many cases are executed. Pakistan’s security forces are engaging in an abusive free-for-all in Balochistan as Baloch nationalists and suspected militants ‘disappear,’ and in many cases are executed. The national government has done little to end the carnage in Balochistan, calling into question its willingness or ability to control the military and intelligence agencies.” Brad Adams, Asia director (New York) – Pakistan’s government should immediately end widespread disappearances of suspected militants and activists by the military, intelligence agencies, and...

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State Oppression Of Baloch People In Iran Nasser Boladai

Presentation at the Side even on 18th session of the United Nation in Geneva on Nationalities in Iran which was jointly organized by The Movement Against Racism and for Friendship between Peoples ” And Zagros Human Right Organisation   Brief info: Balochistan is located in south-eastern Iran, bordering Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is strategically situated at the eastern flank of the Middle East, linking the Central Asian states with the Indian subcontinent and the Indian Ocean. It occupies the northern part of the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea from the Strait of Hormuz to Gwater, a small village...

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Baluch Teenager Exiled & Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

His only crime is being related to his brother who is outside the country. Iranian Intelligence Agency has threatened Mohammad’s family multiple times with executing him if his oldest brother doesn’t return Occupied Balochistan – Mohammad Saber Malek Raisi has been sentenced to 5 years in prison by the Iranian Revolutionary Court in Zahedan, the capital city of Iranian occupied Baluchistan. Raisi was arrested by Iranian Intelligence Agency in order to force his oldest brother to return to Iran. Abdol Rahman, Mohammad’s brother, fled the country in 2009 fearing for his life after he refused to be the Intelligence...

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Palochistan: The Bullet Riddled Bodies Of Nine More Missing Persons Including One Journalist Were Found

Two of the three missing persons were found, their bodies bearing marks of torture and bullet wounds but the whereabouts of Khair Bux is unknown. The disappearances and extrajudicial killings continue and not a single day goes by without the abduction and murder of activists. The family members of disappeared persons who were holding a protest meeting and token hunger strike outside the Quetta Press Club at the capital of Balochistan province were warned by some plain clothed persons that they should wind up their meeting otherwise they would face serious problems. Since July 2010 to date, there have...

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Report Of The Special Rapporteur On The Situation, Ahmed Shaheed:

State religion of Shia Islam, has further alienated the Baloch and severely limited their employment opportunities and political participation Members of the Baloch, a Sunni religious community and ethnic minority, are reportedly subject to multifaceted discrimination, harassment, mistreatment, arbitrary arrest and even executions. According to reports received by the Special Rapporteur, areas with a Baloch majority are underdeveloped and frequently face the problems raised by limited access to housing, education, health care and employment. Their freedoms of expression and religion are also curtailed. Concerns were also expressed about the low level of Baloch participation in public life, given that...

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Unrest In Rask After Arrest Of Some Prominent Sunni Baloch Scholars

This action was met with reactions of women who had witnessed the incident and informed the public about the arrest of the scholars. Occupied Balochistan: Following the arrest of Maulvi Abdul Ghaffar Naqshbandi son of a prominent Scholar and the emaam of central Masque of Rask, people took to streets in the Rask, the main city of Sarbaaz, Balochistan. Security forces’ direct firing killed one person and injured two others. According to Sunni online (Website) from Rask, a city of Sarbaaz Balochistan, Public protests and demonstration were held against the arrest of prominent Sunni scholars that prompted the Iranian...

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Balochistan Peoples Parties Appeal To Stop Arrest, Killing And Execution Of Baloch In Iran

After the security forces used live ammunitions against peaceful protester the demonstration grow in the strength and were joined by people from the neighboring towns and villages, there were similar demonstrations in other regions like Jakigwar and Parood. On the 14th of May After people gathered to protest the arrest of a Baloch religious activist, Mr. Abdulghafar Naghshbandi, the security forces fired towards the crowd, as the result of direct firing one individual, Jan Mohammad Dehghani was killed and some other peoples were injured. After the security forces used live ammunitions against peaceful protester the demonstration grow in the...

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