Since Monday 15th of May 2006 the Islamic Republic has launched a massive military operation against Baloch people in Bam and Nusrat Abaad Zahedan (Dozaap) areas of Northern Balochistan and pushing forward towards Iranshahr the Central Balochistan. The Iranian Army using helicopter gun ships and air strikes to bomb villages in mountain areas.
According to the news media reports and our credible Baloch sources within the area, more than 18 people have died and some have been injured, majority of them are shepherds and farmers in remote areas. The operation is still going on. Besides these innocent Baloch killings, the Iranian secret agencies have also either kidnapped or detained hundreds of Baloch people.
The current army operation is triggered by the murder of 12 people near the Kerman-Bam highway by unidentified elements. The Iranian regime accused a Baloch militant organization named Jundallah which repeatedly has been denied and strongly denaonced by Jondollah organization.
The Iranian clerical regime exploiting this incident and taking revenge on the oppressed Baloch people as it has always done in the past incedents.
For more than half a century political oppression, economical and social injustice against Baloch people has been institutionalized in Iran. Baloch in Iran are continuously being harassed and suffering from this clerical regime, where regime's brutal operations have always aimed to punish Baloch people collectively.
Balochistan People’s Party believes that the killing, extrajudicial detention, torture and kidnapping of Baloch people in Iran, are grave human rights violations and ask the world community to pressure the Iranian regime, his military and secret agencies to stop the current army operation against the Baloch people.
Spokesperson for Balochistan People's Party
Balochistan People’s Party, P.O.Box 13022, 103 01 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46 739343724, Fax: +46 8 43 75 97 37 www.ostomaan.org ; www.balochpeople.org