Daily Archives: January 22, 2023

Iran’s Rulers Step Up Use Of Death Penalty Against Baluch

Iranian courts have handed down death sentences against at least four ethnic Baluch men over the past few days, activists say, as the Islamic republic tries to suppress an anti-government protest movement that has swept the country for nearly four months.

According to the latest information available, the authorities have executed 151 Baluch citizens in 2022, compared to 70 the previous year. At least 81 were hanged over the last four months of 2022, amid a brutal state crackdown on the nationwide protests demanding more freedoms and women’s rights.

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VBMP leaders meet German Ambassador

The leaders of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP), an organization active against enforced disappearances in Balochistan, met with the German Ambassador in Pakistan Mr. Alfred Grannasn, and provided him detailed information on enforced disappearances in Balochistan.

According to the chairman of the organization, Nasrullah Baloch, they discussed in detail about forced disappearances and human rights violations in Balochistan.

Relatives of the missing persons were also present in the meeting.

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