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Baloch Martyrs Day: Free Balochistan Movement to organise an event in Germany

Shahmeeren_Balochani_Ruch Friday, October 12th, 2018 10:41 pm GMT +1 216 Reads

LONDON: The Free Balochistan Movement announced to organise an event in Germany on 13 November to commemorate the Baloch Martyrs Day.

The FBM in its statement said that like every year, this year also the FBM will organise events to commemorate the Baloch Martyrs Day and pay tributes to thousands of Baloch heroes of liberation struggle on the national remembrance day of Baloch Martyrs.

‘On 13 November 1839 Baloch leader Khan Mehrab Khan and his companions sacrificed their lives in defence of the Baloch nation and Balochistan’s sovereignty to record their names …

French police raid Shi’ite Muslim club in counter-terrorism swoop

ZahraFrance Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 11:24 pm 74 Reads

LILLE, France/PARIS (Reuters) – French police raided a Shi’ite Muslim faith center and arrested three of its leaders for illegal weapons possession in pre-dawn swoops on Tuesday that government officials said were prompted by suspicion of links to terrorist organizations.

France, home to Europe’s largest Muslim community, remains on maximum alert after attacks in recent years in which Islamist militants and people inspired by radical groups such as Islamic State have killed close to 250 people.

Paris also accused Tehran on Tuesday of plotting to bomb an opposition rally in Paris earlier …

Iran: young Kurdish woman executed after unfair trial

Zeinab Sekaanvand Lokran, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman, at risk of execution following an unfair trial in which she was convicted of the murder of her husband. She was 17 years old at the time of the crime. Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 10:55 pm 98 Reads

Zeinab Sekaanvand hanged this morning despite being only 17 at time of alleged crime

Sekaanvand was married at 15, suffered domestic abuse and reportedly endured torture during her police interrogation

Hers is the fifth execution of a juvenile offender in Iran this year

‘Her execution is profoundly unjust’ – Philip Luther

Responding to the horrific news that a 24-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman Zeinab Sekaanvand was executed this morning in Urumieh central prison, in Iran’s West Azerbaijan province, Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Middle East Research and Advocacy Director, said:

“The execution of Zeinab Sekaanvand is a …

Saudi Arabia should not become a party in Baloch-Pakistan conflict: Hyrbyair Marri

hb Friday, September 28th, 2018 11:20 pm 392 Reads

LONDON: Baloch pro-freedom leader and head of Free Balochistan Movement, Hyrbyair Marri, has expressed his concerns about Pakistani official claims that Saudi Arabia has agreed to invest in CPEC project.

Hyrbyair Marri said that Fawad Chaudhry, Pakistan’s minister of information and broadcasting, claimed that Saudi Arabia has agreed to invest in CPEC and become the ‘third strategic and economic partner’ of Pakistan.

‘I as a Baloch, who strives for freedom of Balochistan, urge the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia not to meddle and become a party in Balochistan Pakistan conflict,’ Marri said adding …

Iran has executed 44 Kurds in past six months: Kurdistan 24 report

Kurds Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 10:18 pm 217 Reads

BW New Webdesk – In the past six months, Iran has hanged over 40 Iranian Kurds and sentenced just under a dozen other activists to death, according to a group reporting on human rights violations in the country listed as responsible for “more than half of all recorded executions in 2017.”

“The death sentences of 44 Kurdish citizens have been implemented in nine prisons” in the country, most of which were in “Urmia, Kermanshah [Kermanshan], and Karaj,” read a statement by the human rights organization Hengaw.

The rights group also added that 11 …

Free Balochistan Movement to protest at UN headquarters in New York

BalochFreedom Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 09:02 pm 360 Reads

NEW York: The Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) has announced to organise a protest demonstration on 24 September 2018 during 73rd UN General Assembly in United States’ New York City.

The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73) has opened on 18 September 2018 and it is programmed to last for nine days until 5 October 2018.

On Monday, 24 September, the UNGA will hold a high-level plenary meeting on global peace in honor of the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, known as the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit. The plenary will …

Iran, in shadow proxy war with Saudis, expands its Pakistan influence

Iran_Pakistan Sunday, September 16th, 2018 11:23 pm 306 Reads

By Mohsin Saleem Ullah

Iran is stepping up its involvement with political and militant Shiite groups in Pakistan, in what foreign affairs experts see as an escalating shadow proxy war with Saudi Arabia in a country with the world’s second-largest Muslim population.

“Iran is continuing to work to help rebel groups to form in the minority tribal region. There are Sindhi and Baluch separatist groups that Iran will help fund and support,” said retired Lt. Col Anthony Shaffer, a former intelligence specialist.

Members of the Iran-supported …

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Editorials

Balochistan Occupation Day – 27 March 1948...

BalochistanTuesday, March 27th, 2018 10:33 am

One policy that all empires employ to prolong their colonial rules is the policy of ‘divide and rule.’ British Imperial rulers applied this policy most effectively in India. British colonial…

The Collective Punishment in Balochistan...

gomazi_malant_operation-n5Saturday, December 16th, 2017 10:45 am

“No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited. Pillage…

Baloch Martyrs Day...

Nado4Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 02:33 am

The Baloch nation at home and abroad observes on 13 November of every year as the National Remembrance Day (Baloch Martyrs Day) to commemorate the struggle and sacrifice of Khan…

Interviews

Balochistan: Exclusive interview of Dr Shan Baloch...

HECProtestMonday, February 12th, 2018 08:10 pm

The students of different medical colleges in Balochistan have been protesting against Higher Education Commission (HEC) for what they describe as ‘irregularities’ in the entry test of Bolan Medical College…