A Baluch fuel carrier Aslam Haji Zehi was shot dead on Tuesday by the the Islamic Revolutionary Corps at a border region in Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran.
According to the IRAN HRM, Aslam Haji Zehi had attempted to circumvent the road as the border region had been blocked. But the IRGC forces shot him to death in the Kolehgan region in Saravan.
An annual report by the Baloch Activists Campaign said that at least 46 fuel carriers were killed by the IRGC and the state security forces in 2020.
In the absence of a formal economy and few job opportunities in Sistan and Baluchestan, many depend on transportation of fuel as a means of survival.
Hundreds of fuel traders are being held in the buffer zone by the IRGC and the Pakistani army since more than a week ago. The IRGC has blocked the highway to prevent transporting fuel in the border area.
At least five fuel traders held in the buffer zone have passed away so far from heat and lack of access to food or water.
Courtesy: IRAN HRM