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Photos of Jondollah fighter martyr Amad Dahmarde after execution by hanging

16-12-2006

After 209 days in notorious Evin prison, on Monday 30 October 2006 at 8:30, Amad Dahmarde with two other Jondollah fighters, Commander Abdul Hamid Saravani and Behzad Narui have been executed in public in Balochistan capital by the Islamic regime.

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Ten members of the security forces of Iran were killed in Balochistan

19 December 06

Zahedan, Iran , 19 December 06- Ten members of the security forces of Iran were killed in Balochistan in an armed clash with the Jondollah Organization of Iran. The Jondollah organization of Iran announced in a statement that the clash happened in Mortan, Sarbaz, Iranshahr on 18 December 06.

This organization did not elaborate on how the armed conflict began but claimed that in a series of military operations which are called "empowerment two", initiated several attacks on the security forces. This is the second military operation by the Jondollah of Iran in the last few days. This organization took the responsibility for a bomb blast in front of the Governor's House in Zahedan on 14 December 06. The bomb exploded earlier than planned and consequently did not cause any causality.

In another statement that was issued by the Jondollah organization of Iran it was reported that one of their top commanders, Ahamad Dahmarda, was killed by the security forces located in this military base. There are numerous military bases in different parts of Baluchistan that control the transport and the movement of ordinary people which have resulted in economic slowdown of the province. According to the governmental sources there are more than 100,000 military forces of different kinds in Balochistan to control the Baluch people and yet, the military operations by Baluch militants occur on a weekly basis.

The Islamic Republic of Iran began the policy of intimidation in Baluchistan from the beginning of the revolution in order to force the Baluch people into subjugation and submission but the Baloch people initiated a counter-action policy of increasing their courage and boldness by fighting back and citing their rich legends of war and resistance.

The Jondollah organization of Iran also announced that it will organise several huge military operations in other provinces of Iran to deter the Iranian security forces from further arbitrary killings of the Baluch people. According to some reports 240 Baloch people have been either hanged in public or shot dead in different cities and villages of Baluchistan .

The Jondollah organization of Iran began its activities about four years ago with civil campaigning but some of its members were arrested and executed. This organization consequently began defending its members and organization using the same strategies that the Iranian government has used since the beginning of the revolution. This organization has also announced several times that if the Iranian government allows civil campaign in Baluchistan freely it would abandon all its arms and would become a civil organization but the Iranian government has increased its military operations in Baluchistan .

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Blast kills former Baloch rebel

Published: 2006/12/19 16:23:24 GMT
BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/south_asia/6194117.stm

A former rebel who switched sides in the conflict in the Pakistani province of Balochistan has been killed in roadside bomb blast, officials say.

Bangan Bugti, who had been a bodyguard of former Baloch leader Akbar Bugti, was killed when his vehicle hit an explosive device as he drove to Quetta.

He had deserted Akbar Bugti and reportedly helped the army track him down and kill him in August.

The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) rebel group says it planted the explosives.

Four other people were injured in the explosion in the eastern district of Dera Bugti.

The authorities say it is not clear if the blast was caused by a mine or some other explosive device.

Bangan Bugti, locally known as Commander Bangan, was reportedly running a camp for tribal militants in Dera Bugti before he surrendered to the government in June of this year.

There were reports that he had taken part in the government's search operations in the Sui and Dera Bugti areas.

A man calling himself a BLA spokesman told the BBC that all those who had betrayed the Baloch cause would be treated in the same way.

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New aid crisis in Pakistan

The Pakistani government has blocked food aid to war-torn Balochistan.

By Gretchen Peters | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor
from the December 21, 2006 edition

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – Pakistan's military government is preventing aid groups from helping more than 80,000 people - many of them acutely malnourished children - who have been displaced by a widening civil war in remote southern Balochistan, say international aid workers and diplomats.
An internal assessment by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), shown to the Monitor, paints a disturbing portrait.

UNICEF and Pakistan provincial health officials, who surveyed the area in July and August, report that 59,000 of those suffering are women and children and that 28 percent of the children under 5 were "acutely malnourished." Six percent of the children were so underfed that they would die without immediate medical attention.

"I would say this now qualifies as a 'crimes against humanity' situation," says one foreign observer who has interviewed delegates from the region.
For six months, aid agencies and diplomats have been pressing Pakistan authorities to permit them to distribute aid packages, which include emergency rations, tents, and medicine. The UN won't deliver aid without permission from the host nation, says Robert van Dijk, the top UNICEF officer for Pakistan.
He and other aid workers say provincial officials have continued to assist his local staff in monitoring conditions in southern Balochistan, but more senior provincial and federal officials have simply refused his requests or derailed efforts with endless bureaucratic hurdles.
"We have tried everything to get our aid there," says Mr. van Dijk. "I even know of aid groups that tried to deliver relief without permits, but they got turned back on the road."

Meanwhile, reports from the region indicate the situation has grown even more wretched with the onset of winter.
Pakistani authorities have dismissed the UNICEF report as overblown, saying the majority of people in Balochistan were already dirt-poor and nomadic, and that most of those displaced by fighting returned home after an important rebel leader was killed in August.
"This report is untrue," said Maj. Gen. Shaukut Sultan, a spokesman for the military. "Almost all of those people have gone back."
Van Dijk agrees that some did return home in September, but says a recent UN assessment showed that other villagers have since been displaced.
"When we went back there recently, we found the same numbers of people," he says, "and even worse conditions - among the worst I've ever seen."

Pakistan's other conflict

Villagers are caught in a conflict between the government and rebel tribesmen, who took up arms last year to demand greater autonomy for the Baloch people and a larger share of the resources in the gas-rich, sparsely populated province.

Vast Balochistan makes up 40 percent of Pakistan's land area, but is home to only 4 percent of its 170 million people. Because of federal formulas that dole out development funding for roads, schools, and hospitals based on population alone, the impoverished province lags far behind other parts of the country in development and social indicators.

The homelands of the rebel Bugti and Marri tribes sit atop rich oil and gas fields the government wants to exploit.

Their struggle has remained largely out of view of the global media, which focuses instead on Islamabad's wavering efforts to root out the Taliban and Al Qaeda along the Afghan border.

But it's grown into a major conflict - and a major challenge for President Pervez Musharraf, who has dispatched thousands of paramilitary troops to put down the rebellion. During 2006, the rebel tribesmen bombed civilian buses, rocketed military bases, and attacked gas pipelines.

In August, a Pakistani military operation killed one of the main rebel leaders, 79-year-old tribal chief Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. On Tuesday, a former lieutenant of Mr. Bugti, who surrendered to the government in June in return for amnesty, was killed by a land mine.

President Musharraf says tribal chiefs like Bugti keep their people poor and backward in order to maintain control. He has repeatedly pledged to bring development and economic investment to the province.

But Bugti's death sparked widespread rioting among his supporters in the provincial capital of Quetta, and four months later, the insurgency shows no signs of abating.

Strategic neglect?

Frustrated aid workers and diplomats are increasingly concerned about the widening humanitarian crisis - and furious they are being denied access to the area.
Six months since the UNICEF assessment, a Western diplomat says: "The UN is now desperate. They are literally begging us for help."
Just this week, the government abruptly canceled a planned tour to Balochistan by a visiting delegation from the European Commission.
There are aid-worker reports that military trucks rounded up displaced people and hid them ahead of earlier visits by local aid groups.

Why wouldn't Pakistani authorities let relief workers in to help? "The official logic is that they can't guarantee safety for the internationals, or even for local aid groups," says Samina Ahmed, head of the International Crisis Group's (ICG) office in Islamabad.
"The unofficial logic, I suspect, is basically neglect more than anything. This is just not a priority for the government, and they probably hope they will all go back home if everyone ignores them," she says.
Compounding the lack of aid access is the fact that the displaced families have decamped across wide, isolated areas.
"These are small groups - some as small as 10 or 50 people," says van Dijk. "And they roam around. They don't have permanent dwellings."
In the isolated districts of Naseerabad and Jafarabad, where the bulk of the displaced villagers have gathered, one eyewitness describes the refugees as "utterly desperate."
"It's very upsetting to see children in this state," says the local resident, who did not want to be named for fear he would be arrested. "They have no shelter, little clothing, and almost no food."
A climate of political oppression, in which more than 150 Baloch activists have been arrested and taken to undisclosed locations, only amplifies the crisis, say human rights workers and opposition politicians.

Some analysts wonder why the UN hasn't pushed Pakistan on the issue more publicly. "It's quite clear that quiet pressure is not working here," says one Pakistani political analyst. "This situation demands a strong, international condemnation."
Ms. Ahmed of the ICG says that, "The UN has a mandate and UN agencies have a responsibility to help people. My concern here is that if agencies don't meet their mandate they lose credibility."
The UN is not alone in being unable to provide aid. Other organizations, such as Oxfam, CARE, and the International Committee of the Red Cross, have also been trying to gain access to the region.
Baloch politicians meanwhile complain that millions of dollars in US military hardware, given to the Pakistan military to fight Islamic insurgents in the tribal belt, have been diverted to Balochistan and used against the rebel tribes.

"Are the American people aware of how their donations are being used?" asks a Baloch politician angrily.
As debate over the issue rages behind the scenes, van Dijk says supplies of medicine and food are sitting in Quetta warehouses, and could be distributed in as little as two weeks.
On Wednesday, an hour after the Monitor interviewed van Dijk about the crisis, his office suddenly received a letter from the Pakistani government giving permission to deliver some initial packages.
"This should have happened 10 months ago," he says. "If it would have happened then those children who died would still be alive. I don't know how many more have died by now."

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Three men hanged in public in restive Iran city

Mon. 25 Dec 2006
Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Dec. 25 – Three men were hanged in public in the south-eastern Iranian city of Zahedan, the state-run news agency ISNA reported on Sunday.

Two of the men were accused of being Mofsed-o-fel-Arz (meaning corruptors of society, whose blood can be spilled) and “moharebeh”, a religious term that describes someone who wages war on God. The charge moharebeh is often applied to those accused of armed resistance to the state.

The report said that Mohammad Sh. had been convicted of kidnapping and spreading fear in society, among other charges.

Changiz N. was charged with armed robbery and murder.

Ali B. was accused of drug trafficking.

All three were hanged in public in the city's Kargar (Worker) Square in front of a crowd of several thousand, the report said.

Zahedan, the provincial capital of Sistan-va-Baluchestan, has been a hotbed of anti-government activities since 2005.

In recent months, Iranian authorities have stepped up executions in the restive province in what many Baluchis believe is a response to a spate of attacks by dissidents on government and security officials.

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Man hanged in public in south-east Iran town

Sat. 30 Dec 2006
Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Dec. 30 – A man was hanged in public in the south-eastern town of Saravan, a semi-official daily reported on Saturday.

The man, identified only by his first name Amanollah, was accused of armed robbery, the hard-line Jomhouri Islami wrote.

Amanollah was hanged in public on Thursday.

He was sentenced to death by a court in the nearby city of Zahedan, the provincial capital of Sistan-va-Baluchistan Province.

On Monday, Iranian authorities executed two men identified as Youssef H. and Pordel B. in Zahedan.

Sistan-va-Baluchistan has been a hotbed of anti-government activities since 2005.

In recent months, Iranian authorities have stepped up executions in the restive province in what many Baluchis believe is a response to a spate of attacks by dissidents on government and security officials.


 

 

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