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After US and Canada, France Says EU To Impose Sanctions On Iranian Officials

France’s foreign minister, Catherine Colonna, said Tuesday that the European Union was looking to impose sanctions on several Iranian officials involved in the crackdown on protesters.

“France’s action at heart of EU … (is) to target those responsible for the crackdown by holding them responsible for their acts,” Catherine Colonna told lawmakers in parliament, adding that the EU was looking at asset freezes and travel bans.

The bloc last agreed human rights sanctions on Tehran in 2021. No Iranians had been added to that list since 2013, however, as the bloc has shied away such measures in the hope of reviving a nuclear accord with Iran after the United States withdrew in 2018. Those talks have now stalled.

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BHRC asked UN to investigate the massacre of Baloch in Western Balochistan

Baloch Human Rights Council (BHRC) demanded an investigation by the United Nations into the massacre of the peaceful protesters in Zahedan (Duzzap) on September 30, 2022.

In a letter addressed to António Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, BHRC executive president Dr Naseer Dashti urged the organization to take the cognizance of systematic killings of the Baloch political, social and human rights activists by the fascist regime of Ayatollahs in Iran.

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Iran Sealed The Goldsmid Line After Violent Protests in Zahedan

Iranian authorities have sealed a key crossing point with eastern Balochistan due to unrest in Zahedan and crackdown on protesters.

According to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), the border crossing at Taftan, about 90 km from Zahedan, has been sealed by the Iranian authorities and no one is being allowed to go from Pakistan to Iran, while on the other side, all types of movement have been stopped.

A Levies Force officer told that the Iranian authorities late Friday night verbally informed the local administration about closure of the border, but no time frame was given in this regard.

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People were killed by sniper shooters: Maulvi Abdul Hameed

DUZZAP: A well-known Baloch religious scholar from Iranian Occupied Balochistan, Maulvi Abdul Hameed, has issued a message regarding the incident that happened in Zahedan after Friday prayers on September 30, and termed the incident as a tragedy and called for legal action against those who killed people.

“The bullets have been fired into the heads and hearts of most of the worshipers, and it is clear that it was the work of snipers,” said the Friday prayer Imam.

Explaining the Zahedan massacre, Maulvi Abdul Hameed said: “A few minutes after the Friday prayer, gunshots were heard. Later it was found that some youths gathered in front of the nearby police station after offering prayers and shouting slogans and some of them pelted stones at the police station”.

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Black Friday in Zahedan: Dozens of Dead, Hundreds of Injured

Zahedan, in Sistan and Baluchistan province, suffered a bloody Friday on September 30. For several days, the province has been the scene of protests over the rape of a 15-year-old girl by a police chief in Chabahar.

Despite widespread protests, Iranian government officials have resisted yielding to any of the protesters’ demands. On the contrary, it is clear from the videos published on social networks that on September 30, when people gathered for Friday prayers in Zahedan mosque and demanded the punishment of the offender, they were targeted by the full might of the security and military forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The videos show local people gathering in front of the police station, where their protest was met by security forces shooting at them from inside the station house and from a circling helicopter.

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Protests flare across Iran in violent unrest over Mahsa Amini’s death

Protests raged for a fourth straight day across Iran on Tuesday and authorities said three people had been killed during unrest over the death of a Kurdish young woman in police custody.

The death last week of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini who was arrested by morality police for “unsuitable attire” unleashed a flood of simmering anger over numerous issues including rights, security and an economy reeling from international sanctions.

It is some of Iran’s worst unrest since street clashes last year over water shortages. The Iranian government accuses foreign agents and unspecified terrorists of instigating the violence.

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Protests in Iran at death of Kurdish woman after arrest by morality police

A series of protests have broken out in Iran after the death of a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini, who died in hospital on 16 September, three days after she was arrested and reportedly beaten by morality police in Tehran.

Demonstrators initially gathered outside Kasra hospital in Tehran, where Amini was being treated. Human rights groups reported that security forces deployed pepper spray against protesters and that several were arrested.

Amini’s body was then transported to her native province of Kurdistan for burial, which took place on the morning of 17 September.

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IRGC Intel. Tortures Baloch Juvenile Detainee Threatens Him With Death

The Intelligence Department of the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the Intelligence Ministry have tortured Maziar Shahbakhsh, a Baloch juvenile detainee, and threatened to execute him.

Maziar Shahbakhsh was transferred from the Correctional and Rehabilitation Center of Zahedan to the detention center of the IRGC Intelligence on August 30, 2022. He was tortured under interrogation to extract false confessions from him.

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Iran Executed Baluch Political Prisoners at Zahedan Prison

Baluch activists reported that two political prisoners, one of whom was a child at the time of his arrest, were executed on Saturday at the Central Zahedan Prison.

The two Baluch political prisoners Mohsen Ghanbarzahi and Einollah Ghanbarzahi, were executed on Saturday, 3 September 2022, two days after being taken to solitary confinement.

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