Nov 30, 2006

Balochistan: Appeal to the Mini Dublin Group

BPP has appealed to the Group in view of its recent visit to the Balochistan province in mid-November 2006, highlighting the ‘war on drugs’ used as pretext in targeting Baloch activists.

Letter to MINI DUBLIN GROUP regarding their November 2006 visit to Balochistan, from Balochistan People’s Party (BPP)

To the kind attention of: MINI DUBLIN GROUP

(Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands,

Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom)


Subject: Your recent visit (13 and 14 November 2006) to Balochistan province

Your Excellencies,

I am writing on behalf of the Balochistan People’s Party (BPP), a liberal Democratic Party, struggling to achieve sovereignty for the Baloch people within a secular, federal, and democratic republic in Iran, to present our deepest concern regarding false presentation of “war on drugs” case from Iranian authorities to the MINI DUBLIN GROUP in Balochistan.

It is an obvious fact that Balochistan province partially bordering with Afghanistan which is less than one third (13) of the long Iran and Afghanistan borders being used as drug traffickers transitional route.

Ironically Iranian regime never try to bring such a high profile envoys to the rest of its long “Khorasan borders” but presents the “Balochistan border” as the case of “war on drugs”.

We strongly believe that the Iranian regime is falsely prosecuting Members of the Baloch Community, accusing them specifically of drug trafficking, in order to justify the executions by hanging and shooting to kill of Baloch nation’s nationalist resistance forces.

The Iranian regime covering the cost of its oppression against Sunni Baloch, cleverly by obtaining sympathy and funds from the foreign governments under the help of “war on drugs”.

Since the Presidency of Mr. Ahmadinejad, the human rights violations, collective punishment of Baloch civilians and increased militarization of Baloch areas, has led to the intensification of Baloch peoples’ armed resistance against the Iranian regime.

Hence the regime is accusing Baloch resistance on the bogus charges of drug traffickers, being “corruptors of the society”, “enmity to god”, trouble instigating, and anti revolution whose blood can be spilled.

Unfortunately this regime is quite successful in spreading the above propaganda and obtaining funds and sympathy from foreign governments to continue human right violations by killing Baloch people on the pretext of “war on drugs”.

On behalf of the Baloch people in Iran, BPP kindly urges you; to raise the above issue with the Tehran authorities and ask for an international fact finding delegates investigation on hanged Baloch accused of drug trafficking just for the past two months.

I hope Your Excellencies give due consideration to the appeal and request contained in this communication.

Yours sincerely,

Nasser Boladai

Spokesperson, Balochistan Peoples Party