Shaikh-ul-Islam Mawlana Abdol-Hamid informed about the complaint of some families of the martyrs of Zahedan’s Bloody Friday regarding pressurizing and threatening by some state offices to obtain their consent and making deal.
He considered pressuring the plaintiff to give up his demand for trial “against Islam and morals”.
In a post on X (Twitter), the Friday Imam of Sunnis in Zahedan said: “The families of some of the martyrs of Zahedan Bloody Friday complain that they are under pressure and threats from people affiliated with some state offices to give consent. The consent of the plaintiff is valid if it is voluntary and without coercion. Threatening the oppressed to give consent is against Islam and morality.”
Last year on September 30, after the Friday prayers in Zahedan, the security forces opened fire on the worshipers under the pretext of suppressing the protest, where at least one hundred people were martyred and around three hundreds were injured. Some of the injured died in the following weeks and months.
Authorities initially alleged that “separatist terrorists” had attacked a police station, so the forces defended the base. But after public pressure, they finally admitted that civilians were killed in this incident, judicial officials promised to punish the killers, but not a single person has been in jail for this charge.