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Shoaib Mir Baluchzehi Full Of Passion For Life, Don’t Execute Him

Shoaib Mir Baluchzehi Rigi is an 18-year-old Baluch citizen from Zahedan. He was arrested during the nationwide protests, on October 5, 2022, and since the Iranian Judiciary sentenced him to Moharebeh (War on God) he is at risk of execution.

Shoaib Mir Baluchzehi Rigi, son of Sharif, was born on February 7, 2004, and is a third-year high school student. He left his home on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, to purchase medicine. He was ill and had gone to the pharmacy to have his doctor’s prescription provided. The pharmacy is located on Madani Street near the Makki Mosque of Zahedan. Intelligence forces who were situated in the area arrested him outside the pharmacy. He was taken to an undisclosed location in a private car.

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BLF Pay Rich Tribute to Martyrs Of Gwarkop

Major Gwahram Baloch, spokesman of Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF), while paying tribute to the martyrs of Gwarkop, said that four Sarmachars (freedom Fighters) were martyred in the clash with the Pakistani army. They fought the enemy very bravely even though the occupying Pakistan army received air support during the clash with Baloch freedom fighters. 

Major Gwahram Baloch said that on January 16, 2023, Pakistan Army’s spy and drone aircrafts began an aerial surveillance of the eastern hills of Gwarkop in Kech district. Absorbing the situation, Sarmachar immediately moved away from their location which was being watched by the spy aircrafts. A drone fired three missiles there before sunset the same day, but before that the Sarmachars had left the site.

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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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Qambar Chakar: A Man and a Myth

by: Baloch Students Action Committee, BUITEMS

Birth of a Leader

In Shahi Tump, a far-flung town of Balochistan in Kech (Turbat) district, the house of Chakar Baloch was overflowed with merriness and gleaming lights over the birth of the first son, Qambar. The boy was to become an inspriational leader for the Baloch people soon after entering his teen ages. One day, some ill-fated soldiers of darkness would walk, take this light away to the shadow of torture and death. His was a story of celebrations in unison. When he was born, the whole family, even the entire town cheered up with uncontrollable delight. When he was killed, the whole of Balochistan wept. His was a song of happiness and a melancholy.

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Iran’s IRGC Quds Force Attack on Baloch Compatriots in Dozap (Zahedan), Sistan and Baluchestan Face Strong Retaliation

This article is being republished on the first martyrdom anniversary of the brave sons of Baloch nation Gholam Shahbakhsh, Malik Shahbakhsh, Mehrab Shahbakhsh, Hameed Hasanzahi and Mohammad Jan.

By : Zaffar Baloch

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) multiple attacks in Sistan and Baluchestan’s Dozap (Zahedan) region that took place between November 17, 2021, and January 1, 2022, were strategic implications of the regime’s policies to contain the rebellious uprisings of February 2021 in Saravan and the capture of the IRGC’s base in Korin, Dozap (Zahedan). As a result, the battles between the Baloch fuel traders and IRGC have progressed into the present conflict almost a year later.


دوزاب (زاہدان)، سيستان و بلوچستان میں ایرانی آئی آر جی سی قدس فورس کو مقامی بلوچوں پر حملے پر سخت جوابی کاروائی کا سامنا

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Iran: Authorities covering up their crimes of child killings – AI Report

Over 60% of the children killed were from Iran’s oppressed Baluchi and Kurdish minorities

The Iranian authorities’ arbitrary arrest, intimidation and harassment of relatives of children, unlawfully gunned down or beaten to death by security forces in connection with protests, exposes their inconceivable cruelty and sinister attempt to cover up their crimes, said Amnesty International today.   

In updated research, Amnesty International has documented how the unlawful killings of children by Iran’s security forces continue unabated, detailing the names and details of at least 44 children and the heartless violence inflicted upon their families.   

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Shaheed Lala Hameed Baloch

Shaheed Lala Hameed Baloch was born in Haji Hayatan’s home on 8th February of 1985. He got his early education in Govt Modal High school Gwadar. He hailed to a political family. The Shaheed was involved in politics in his school days. He started his political career from BSO (Aman). He was elected as student leader in his college days. He was also elected as member of Public Safety Commission introduced in Musharaf’s era.

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The Revolt In Iran Is An Ethnic Minorities-Led Uprising

By Himdad Mustafa

Introduction

The ongoing protests against the Iranian regime can be defined not only as a women-led uprising, but also an ethnic minorities-led one. In fact, for the ethnic minorities that comprise almost half of Iran’s population (e.g., Ahwazi Arabs, Kurds, and Balochis), this is a “revolution” for liberty and basic ethnic and human rights of which they have been deprived not only by the Islamic Republic of Iran, but also by the former Persian regimes (e.g., under the Pahlavi dynasty) for almost a century. For this reason, this is as sensitive topic for the Iranian regime as it is for the Persian diaspora itself.

It is worth noting that the protests were sparked all over Iran following the murder of Jina Amini, the 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman who was beaten to death by the Iranian “morality” police. As Kurdish women’s rights defenders in Iran often say: “We are both women and Kurds; so, in the Islamic Republic of Iran, we are doubly accused.”  In fact, Jina Amini was arrested, tortured, and murdered not only because she was wearing her hijab too “loosely,” but also because she was Kurdish.[1]

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Iran’s Balochistan Under Lockdown, Blackout In Wake Of ‘Bloody Friday’

(RFE/RL) — As scattered anti-government and anti-hijab protests continue across Iran, members of one beleaguered ethnic and religious minority who joined in the demonstrations are still assessing the toll from “Bloody Friday.”

Zahedan, the capital of the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan, was the scene of the violent crackdown carried out by security forces on September 30 that observers say left more than 90 people dead — and possibly scores more.

The victims were overwhelmingly Baloch — a mostly Sunni ethnic group that makes up the majority in the impoverished region, and who have long faced disproportionate discrimination at the hands of the Iranian authorities.

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Pakistan: An Eye For An Eye In Balochistan – Analysis

By Tushar Ranjan Mohanty*

On September 30, 2022, three Military Intelligence (MI) and two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were killed while several others were injured in an explosion at a sweet shop in the main market of Kohlu town (Kohlu District) in Balochistan. The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), through social media, claimed responsibility for the incident, claiming that it had targeted a ‘secret agency hideout’.  

On September 25, 2022, six Pakistan Army officials, including two majors, were killed after a helicopter ‘crashed’ during a rescue mission near Khost in the Harnai District of Balochistan. BLA ‘spokesperson’ ‘Jeehand Baloch’ claimed responsibility, asserting that the helicopter had been shot down by rocket launchers, and that two ‘enemy personnel’, identified as Naib Subaidaar Kaleem Ullah of FC 114 Wing Loralai Scouts and personnel of secretive agency Mohammad Faisal r/o Qasoor Punjab, had been ‘arrested’. 

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