The Baloch people occupy homelands that stretch across the borders of the three countries and their "secular, tolerant and liberal tradition is now in danger" of being deprived of access to independent media, said the congressman.
The first panel looked at the human rights situation in Balochistan, and in particular at the state of press freedom and the systematic persecution of journalists in the beleaguered region.
Mr. Nasser Boladai, Spokesperson of the Balochistan People's Party (BPP) and President of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) visited Washington D.C. for two weeks this May together with Johanna Green, UNPO Program Manager.
So far, the question of national diversity in Iran has mostly been seen from the classic realist angle of the national security lens. The problems identified and the solutions suggested for resolving the crisis also bear a strong instrument of a security-centred approach by the Iranian state. This approach is also supported by most centrist dominated political groups.
UNPO President Mr Nasser Boladai, also spokesperson of the Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran (CNFI) and of the Balochistan People's Party (BPP), expressed concern on the isolation of the Iranian Kurds, as well as that of his own people, the Baloch.
Keynote speakers are Mr Nasser Boladai, President of UNPO; Mr Abdullah Mohtadi, leader of the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan; Mr Loghman Ahmedi, Head of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan's (PDKI) Foreign Relations and Dr Seevan Saeed of University of Exeter.
Ms Deneysha Rirchard welcomed the current UNPO President, Mr Nasser Boladai, to the US capital this week during an interview for ‘DC Statehood Today', a local programming network.
Mr Nasser Boladai, Spokesperson of the Balochistan People's Party (BPP) and President of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) visited Washington D.C. last week [16 November 2015] together with Johanna Green, UNPO Program Manager.
Not for us. Since he took power there have been more executions and more repression. Rouhani is not only a mullah; he has also been a member of the Iranian security apparatus for over 16 years.
Putting aside the issue of marginalisation, poverty, and systematic discrimination, the Baloch face immense challenges in holding onto their unique cultural identity in the face of the dominance of Persian culture.