West Balochistan: Attack Against Sunnis
Below is a press release published by The Balochistan Peoples Party:
On Thursday 08 of November 2007 an ethnic Sunni Baloch cleric Kuda Baxsh Eslaamdust […] from Balochistan was arrested by Etelahaat (intelligence services) and till now his whereabouts are unknown.
On the 27th of October 2007, people associated with the Revolutionary Guard attacked a Sunni Mosque in Zabol area of Balochistan, the Mosque is closed and its cleric Hafez Mohammad Ali Shahbkhsh has been arrested.
On the 30th of October again a Sunni Mosque in Jawadiyee area of Bojnord was also destroyed by the security forces.
We have received reports that four Sunni religious activists in
Although the Sunni population of
We fear the Iranian Islamic regime is trying to create religious tensions to justify its increasing suppression against the Sunni Balochs and other oppressed nationalities and religious minorities in an effort to further destabilize the region.
The Balochistan Peoples Party condemns these oppressive policies and appeals to human rights organizations and the international community to pressurize the Iranian religious regime to stop harassing, intimidating, arresting and killing opposition activists.(Source: Balochistan Peoples Party)