[In reply to بلوچستانءِ راجی تپاکی گَل]
▪️We pay attention to the international day against torture and think about torture victims worldwide
Today, June 26, is the International Day Against Torture. The UN Convention against Torture came into force on June 26, 1987, which is why The World Day Against Torture is being recognized today. Torture Day is being recognized around the world to support torture victims and the goal is to eradicate the use of torture globally. The United Nations condemns torture in every context. Torture is a crime against humanity and must always be banned. In 1948, the international community condemned torture and the use of other inhuman treatment in the United Nations International Declaration on Human Rights. Ever since, the United Nations has condemned torture, including through the Convention on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
But it is believed that people are tortured daily especially in countries with dictatorship rule like Iran. A large part of the Baluchi population, mainly living in Balochistan in southeastern Iran, is subjected to torture, degrading treatment and discrimination on a daily basis. The victims of torture are many in Balochistan, but this happens in silence as Balochistan is under mass media boycott in practice. Unfortunately, there are no official statistics as the regime has total control and censorship of the media. The few human rights activists who are detained are themselves subjected to torture or forced to flee abroad to escape torture, lengthy prison sentences or execution.
The number of Baloch political prisoners in Iranian prisons is at least 20 times more compared to other groups such as Persians in relation to the population. The regime in Iran which is based on the Shia sect, systematically discriminates the Baloch people.
All government officials especially in the judiciary as well as the police and military are not Balochs in Balochistan. Therefore, the Baloch prisoners are punished more severely than others. The regime and the ruling ethnic group act in the Balochistan as occupiers. They are there to exploit Balochistan and do not care about the development of the region.
We appeal to governments in democratic countries, politicians around the world, human rights organizations and others to do everything in your power to condemn the torture, systematic executions and human rights abuses of the Iranian regime in Balochistan and send representatives to investigate these crimes.
Balochistan National Solidarity Party
(Balochistan-e Raji Tepaki Gal)
June 26, 2020