BHRAA: Norwegian-Baloch human rights activist was abducted by Pakistani "military forces", feared tortured
The family of Ehsan Arjmandi last week was waitting on the airport of Oslo that he would land after a family visit-trip to Balochistan of Pakistan but he never arrived. Ehsan had been arrested and taken away by the Pakistani military police on his way to Karachi on 7 Agusti 2009, tells his brother, Ali Arjmandi on the phone.
Ehsan Arjmandi 38 who is an iranian baloch , has lived in Norway since 1989 and is a Norwegian citizen. In Oslo he has been an human rights ativist of his people (Balochs) which is an oppressed minority people in Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan.Witnesses tell of severe torture of political prisoners in the Pakistani military camps, where Mr. Arjmani probably has been moved.Nobody who knows Ehsan understand what he may be suspected.After five days of uncertainty his family worry for his poor health and fear for torture because of the activities he has done as an HR- activist in Norway.Pakistan and Iran have an extradition agreement with each other for political prisoners.According to Iranian news agencies [1-3] more than 10 balochi regime opponents has been handed over by Pakistan to Iran in the last twelve months and 4 of them were hanged recently in a prison in Zahedan [4-5].
We in the "Balochistan Human Rights activists Assosiation" (BHRAA) think Ehsan Arjmandi's life is in danger and therefore would call for international attention on his case and his safety and urge you to take urgent action to save his life, before it is late!
Balochistan Human Rights Activists Assosiation (BHRAA) /Radio Balochi FM