Panel III: Holding Human Rights Hostage: Self-Determination, Democracy & Tolerance, - Blessing or Curse: Resources in Balochistan, Nasser Boladai, Balochistan Peoples Party
Among the participants are representatives from Kurdistan, Oromia, West Papua, Balochistan, East Turkestan, Ahwaz, Southern Azerbaijan, Basque Country and Azawad, who will be delivering potent interventions on this timely subject.
Many people were arrested during and after these demonstrations, this means in Iran that the life of these people are in danger, after any kind of demonstration regime often mass arrest and executes people in bogus charges.
Iran is the country with the largest number of political prisoners. Most of the prisoners are imprisoned because of their belonging to the bannedworkers’ associations, political parties, religious communities or membership in minority nationalities such as Baloch, Kurd, Arab, Azari, Turkmen and others
For the third time the regime has anounced that Mr Abdul Hameed Rigi, either has been executed or will be executed. The Iranian government is playing with a man’s life and putting his family in constant disarray and agony. This act shows the unlimited desire of hatret of the Iranian government towards the Baloch people
We believe that Islamic Republic of Iran by announcing the trial of the 13 Baloch behind closed doors and without access to defense lawyers, is clearing the way to execute them. We therefore appeal to the international community and the human rights organizations to urge the Islamic Republic of Iran to:
In conclusion, Iran as a multinational country, comprised of several nationalities, the democratic alliance should put the different nationalities on an equal footing. Together, they should decide upon the future of Iran and how to solve the chronic internal crisis brought about by successive dictatorships. To chart the future course of Iran and both encourage and strategize non-violent change towards a peaceful, stable and secure country and a democratic, secular civil society CNFI sees it as vital to strengthen relations among the various national and religious groups within Iran; to promote democracy, social justice, federalism, rule of law, human rights, equal rights for women and protection of the rights of all ethnic and religious minorities including Baha'is, Christians, Jews, and Sunnis. Speech in Swiss Parliament June 4, 2009