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Iran’s IRGC Quds Force Attack on Baloch Compatriots in Dozap (Zahedan), Sistan and Baluchestan Face Strong Retaliation
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.Continue reading
Just before imposing new sanctions on Iran, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the country’s “Cabinet is in disarray, and the Iranian people are raising their voices even louder against a corrupt and hypocritical regime”. While this is clearly true, it is also true that sanctions alone are unlikely to topple the government or force democratic reforms. For that to happen, foreign governments and domestic opposition leaders must take another critical step — to finally acknowledge the importance of the country’s ethnic minorities and develop policies to address their demands.
As Pompeo noted, Iran’s leaders have been facing significant pressure from within. A major driving force of the anti-government activity has been ethnic minority groups, in particular the Kurds, Azerbaijanis, Ahvaz Arabs and Baluch. Each has long engaged in protests, over issues ranging from the right to use native languages in schools and courts, to local health and environmental concerns, to broader calls for the end of the regime.
NCRI – The political prisoner, Mowlavi Nour al-Din Kashani, Baloch Religious Scholars, who was transferred last week from Zahedan prison to Special Clerical Court in Mashhad, was transferred back to Zahedan prison after harassment, insult and beating in Vakil Abad Prison in Mashhad.
He was held in Ward 101 in Vakil Abad Prison in Mashhad for one week and has been harassed by the revolutionary guards during this time. The revolutionary guards shaved his beard and did not allow him wear Baluchi garments or perform prayers and religious rituals and had repeatedly beaten him.