According to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s news agencies (1-2) , five young Baloch were put on “trial" Thursday 20th November 2008 in Zahedan. They were alleged to having link to ‘’Jundullah group’’.
The reports say that they made confessions to conducting the allegations while they described their activities which they defended as well. Furthermore, the reports say that the counsels for the defense defended their clients and they asked the court for being lenient with the clients, since the clients have confessed to the crime while regretting. The convicted have confessed to conducting militant activities such as teaching, hiding and utilizing various military devices and being guilty in terror activities.
It is not first time nor the last time that the regime attempts to cover its real plan against innocent Baloch people, and once more tries to justify and legalize the mass arrestations. Commonly used tool by the regime is to come with false allegations such as having link to ‘’Jundullah group’’. Using this trick against the Baloch while subjecting them to the most inhuman barbaric torture methods is becoming more or less an everyday occurrence.
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 5 young Baloch. 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.
Balochistan Human Rights Watch / Radio Balochi FM