Saturday, 14 May 2011

BLF claim to have inflicted heavy loss to Pakistani and Iranian security forces

By Adeenag Baloch

BLF spokesperson Basham Baloch told BBC that Pakisani and Iranian forces had been conducting a joint military operation in Makran. Talking to BBC UrduBasham Baloch told that Baloch freedom fighter clashed with Iranian and Pakistani forces in Hoshab, Mand, Buleeda and Mashkay. The brutal forces had suffered heavy losses. Aerial bombardment, house to house searches, arresting and torturing civilian and killing them in cold blood is going on.

Makran shares border with Iranian Makran. The state of makran was illegally divided by British and Iran in a treaty in late 19thcentury which resulted in bloody wars between Baloch and Iranian forces. Baloch has never recognized the border between Iran and Pakistan which they see as occupying forces. Whenever Baloch have raised the slogan of Freedom, their voices have been jointly suppressed by Iranian and Pakistani forces.

Basham Baloch appealed to UN and International Organisation to take notice of Iranian and Pakistani brutalities against innocent Baloch people who aspire for nothing but a free Balochistan. He also appealed to Baloch people to stand united against the enemies.

While addressing to Baloch people he said, “We appeal you to stay away from enemy forces. Our Sarmachar (Freedom fighters) can target them anytime. We want to avoid any collateral damage. We pay our deepest respects and tributes to the Baloch martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the National Liberation. It is their sacrifices that we are much closer to a free Baloch state. The joint military operation by Iranian and Pakistani forces shows that fact that we have defeated them psychologically and militarily.”

Pakistan and Iranian forces have been conducting a military operation in Makran for several days. Iranian helicopters and security forces armed with heavy artillery have crossed the border and started a house to house search. FC and Pakistan Air force have also been taking part in the on-going operation. The forces have arrested several persons including women and children. They have been shifted to unknown places. Several houses were razed to the ground by Iranian bulldozers. Ready to harvest crops belongs to the poor farmers set on fire.

A Baloch farmer on the condition of anonymity said that, “They have taken several children and women with them. They torched the land and tortured us and razed our houses to the ground. It is the Iranian forces that are conducting an operation in Pakistan occupied Balochistan”

According to the local sources, the scene was presenting a full scale war; gunship helicopters, aerial bombardment, artillery, Pakistani Air force personnel, and Iranian helicopters are taking part in a brutal aggression against civil population and innocent villagers.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Baloch blogger awarded 20 year imprisonment by an Iranian kangaroo court

Occupied Balochistan: Have you heard of Sakhi Regi? Certainly, his name has not reached to your ears. He was one of the imprisoned after the presidential elections of the year 1388 (2009). This political activist and writer run a blog called “Sarafraz Balochistan blogfa" during the elections of year 1388 (2009) he was one of main supporter of Mir Hassan Mosavi. On 28 Khordad 1388 (18 June 2009) he was in his personal car along with his wife and daughter when some people have stopped them at University Street Zahidan and abducted him at gunpoint. After lots of efforts and pursuit it has been established that he has been abducted by Iranian Intelligence agencies.

After seven months of illegal imprisonment Sakhi Regi in an undisclosed location has been charged for "propagating against the system" [Iranian Regime] through his blog and for this he has been awarded 20 years sentence. After spending three months in Zahedan, capital of Iranian occupied Balochistan, prison he has been shifted to Kaaroon Prison in Ahwaz the Arab Majority region in Iran. The transfer doesn’t only add salt to the wounds of innocent webloger but his family would find it impossible to travel hundreds of miles for visits.

Latest reports reveal that Mr Sakhi is not feeling well because of the torture and inhuman treatment he suffered in prison. Young Regi who has just turned 31 year is a student of IT computing and has not completed his education yet.

What kind of justice is it that has separated nine (9) year old Rezwana, daughter of Regi, from her father only for writing few lines in a weblog? Shall this child spend her juvenile life without her father and reunite with him when he becomes 50 after spending his youth in prison under torture and ill-treatment? What sort of justice is this? Isn’t this unfair to Mr Sakhi and his family?

According to Baluchinew Iran has a notorious history of intolerance towards blogging and many bloggers face arrests, tortures and imprisonments. Situation for Baluch bloggers is even more severe. At least one of the Baluch bloggers namely Yaghub Mehrnehad was hanged on similar charges in 2008. He was the first ever blogger to be hanged throughout the world.