Dec 13, 2016

West Balochistan: Authorities Demolish Homes Despite Approaching Winter Frosts


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People falsely accused of illegally occupying land in the municipality of Zahedan have been evicted from their homes throughout November 2016 – even hough it was clear that they would have no place to stay at during the fast-approaching winter season. Zahedan’s Sunni Friday prayer leader condemned the regime’s ruthless methods disregarding all legal documents produced by the residents.

Below is an article published by the National Council of Resistance of Iran:

The Iranian regime’s police and the municipality officers in Zahedan in recent weeks [November/December 2016] have attempted to destroy many people's homes on the pretext of “land looting.” However, the residents living in these homes say, “We have bought the lands from other people and have their letter of promise and Pending Home (preliminary) purchase agreement. In addition, the municipality’s utility bills have been issued in our name.”

Following increase in such actions, Abdul Hamid Zehi, Sunnis’ Friday prayer leader in Zahedan, reacted in his Friday Prayer’s sermon on 5 December 2016 and said: "When you destroy people’s homes in this cold season, where should they go?”

“The land is part of the natural and national resources that belong to this nation and the people whose homes are destroyed during the cold season are among the same people of this nation or at least are human beings. Their homes should not be demolished in these cold days,” Zahedan’s Sunni Friday prayer leader emphasized.