Subject: Ehsan Arjemandi a Norwegian citizen arrival at Zahidan (Iran) prison confirmed
Honorary Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Kingdom of Norway
150 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1P1
Tel: (613) 238 6571
Fax: (613) 238 2765
Dated: October 7, 2009
Subject: Illegal aduction of Norwegian national Ehsan Arjemandi in Pakistan
Baloch Human Right Council (BHRC) of Canada would like to bring your
attention to a Norwegian national Ehsan Arjemandi who has been
disappeared when traveling from Balochistan(Pakistan) to Karachi on
Friday 7th of August 2009.
Mr. Ehsan Arjemandi's family and friends believe that notorious
Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is behind this forceful
Mr. Ehsan Arjemandi went to Pakistan-Balochistan in the middle of July
2009, to visit his family members settled in Turbat and
After meeting with his family members in Mand, he left for Karachi on
August 7, 2009 by an inter-city bus service titled ‘Aslam Dandahi
When the bus reached Zero point Coastal Highway near Uttal check post,
about 12km away from Uttal city, some unidentified vehicles
intercepted the bus, armed men got into the bus and took Mr. Ehsan
Arjemandi out of the bus and covered his head with a black blanket and
took him away. According to the eye witnesses Mr Arjemandi was
abducted by a team led by Military Intelligence officer Major Mohammed
Shahid, who is posted in Mekran coastal Division.
Mr. Ehsan Arjemandi's family have not heard from him since his
abduction. The family members say that Mr. Ehsan Arjemandi is
suffering from heart disease and it is very likely that he is being
tortured by the Pakistani security forces.
And we have just received a phone call from his family confirming
that Pakistan Army has handed over Mr. Ehsan Arjemandi to Iranian
Authorities and his arrival at Zahidan(Iran) prison has been
BHRC and the family of Mr. Arjemandi believe that Mr. Arjemandi’s life
is now in serious danger. As previously, several Baloch political
activists who were handed over to Iranian Authorities, were hanged
Publicly after brutal physical torture.
Mr. Ehsan Arjemandi has been a very active voice in Norway and Europe
against the human rights violation in Balochistan. Mr. Ehsan Arjemandi
had organized several peaceful processions in front of Pakistan
Embassy in Norway against the illegal abduction of Political workers
in Balochistan, where more than 8000 political workers have been made
disappeared by Pakistan Military. BHRC believes that Pakistan Army and
its extension ISI has conducted this abduction to punish Mr. Ehsan
Arjemandi and at the same time silence the voice of Baloch Diaspora
agaist Pakistan Army's brutalities in Balochistan.
BHRC-Canada appeals through this letters to Norwegian Government to
put pressure on Pakistan and Iran with regard to the status of Mr.
Ehsan Arjemandi and other missing Baloch political activists who
have been victims of state sponsored brutalities.
Please note that Mr. Ehsan Arjemandi's abduction had already been
notified to the Norwegian Government in Oslo and to the related
Embassies around the world, but Baloch around the world and the family
of Mr. Ehsan Arjemandi is still waiting for the current status.
Thanking you in advance.
BHRC-Canada(BHRC-Canada is a London based international organization
struggling to raise the profile of Baloch people in Pakistan and Iran)