Balochistan Human Rights Watch: The life of Bacloch arrestants, recently taken in custody in Zahedan, is in serious danger
The official Islamic Rebuplic News Agency – Sistan and Balochistan division, boradcast on Thursday 11 september 2008 a report in which Mohammad Zadeh Farahani (the vice deputy head of county in political and social affairs confirmed the arrestations performed in the recent 2 weeks and the destruction of Sunni religious Imam Abu Hanifa School. The confirmation, which was though not expected, took place after 15 days.
As it was announced in several reports from different human rights groups, and as it was reported in many international news sites, the action resulted in destruction of Imam Abu Hanifa School. This action which was supported by some of official governmental directories and organisations, ended with the result of complete devastation of one of the largest sunni religious school in Sistan and Balochestan where many holy Qoran editions and several Sunni related religious books were destroyed. The incident has insulted the religious feeling of sunni moslems in Iran, and in a particular extent baloch sunni people’s feeling. Therefore many people and several sunni religious leders have protested against the current action. In addition, 15 parliament members originating from sunni regions in Iran have sent a protest letter to the president of Islamic Republic of Iran where they have demanded the responsible persons to be convicted.
As it was reported in our previous report and statement following young sunni balochis from Zahedan were arrested after the destruction of Abu Hanifa School, and there is still no any information about their destiny after 17 days.
· Abdoulrahman Shahbakhsh (The brother of Moulavi Hafez Mohammad Ali, the Headmaster of Imam Abuhanifa sunni religious school).
· Noor Mohammad Shahbakhsh (The brother of Moulavi Hafez Mohammad Ali, the Headmaster of Imam Abuhanifa sunni religious school).
· Abdoulkarim (The nephew of Moulavi Hafez Mohammad Ali, the Headmaster of Imam Abuhanifa sunni religious school).
· Abdoulghader Naroui
· Mohammad Reza Rakhshani
· Mohammad Hossein Khalili
The vice deputy head of county in political and social affairs in Sistan and Balochestan, Mohammad Zadeh Farahani, called the movie of destruction of Abu Halinaf School, and as well the photographs and images reported in the internet as beeing false and fictious. In addition, in his opinion, there are some elements and agents who purposely want to make these fictions to make conflicts, specially by pulishing false images and photographs showing holy Qoran disrespected, and he promised that persons who produce the false documents will be punished.
We in ‘’Balochistan Human Rights Watch’’ condemn the statements from Mohammad Zadeh Farahani, in which he only has one clear purpose, and his aim is to ignore any call from baloch people who just innocently want to be treated equally and fairly concerning their religious belief. Mohammad Zadeh Farahani follows only one clear path, and it is to legalize the regime’s failures and to pave the way for legalizing the arrestations. Despite his false allegations, we must emphasize that the current arrestations have taken place, omly because the arrestants are relatives to Moulavi Hafez Ali who is the Head Principal of Abu Hanifa School.
We in ‘’Balochistan Human Rights Watch’’ are convinced that once again the regime wants to cover the real background for the arrastations in Balochistan and therefore we are deeply concerned about the fate and the life of mentioned arrestants. We draw the attention of all freedom fighter/seeker individuals and organisations, the Amnesty International in particular to an urgent call for saving the life of these innocent persons.
Finally we must mention as well, that Moulavi Yousof Ismaeelzahi,Molawi Ali Naroi , Mohammad Omar Baloch (a young poet) and Mohammd Ali Gale Bache,Mohamud Gale Bache who have been promoting cultural acitivites in Zabol, were arrested in the last week, in the wake of current incidents. There is no any information about their situation either.
Balochistan Human Rights Watch /Radio Balochi FM
اسامي تعدادي از جوانان بلوچي که در دو سال اخير دستگير و در زندانهاي جمهوري اسلامي بسر ميبرند
A list of some of the arrested Baloch in Iran (Between 2006-2008)
اسامي تعدادي از اعدام و کشته شدگان بلوچ توسط نيروهاي انتظامي رژيم جمهوري اسلامي ايران.
A list of Baloch youths who hanged/killed by Iranian Regime in 2004-2007
صفحه خبرهای حقوق بشر بلوچ
Baloch Rights Watch News