The wife of Iranian border official Jamshid Danaifar, who was allegedly executed by the Sunni group Jeysh-ol-Adl after he was abducted along with four other border guards, is demanding more information about her husband.
Elham Nazardoost told Iran’s official news agency: “My husband, like any other soldier in any part of the world, worked for the protection of his people and the borders of his country, and I expect those who are holding him to understand this.”
Two months ago, the Sunni militant group Jeysh-ol-Adl captured five soldiers near the border between Sistan-Baluchistan and Pakistan, including 27-year-old Danaifar. Then the Sunni group announced that it had executed Danaifar.
The four other soldiers have since been released; however, Danaifar’s fate remains unconfirmed, and Iranian officials say they cannot be certain of his death.
The head of the Sistan-Baluchistan border police says he cannot confirm Danaifar’s death because Jeysh-ol Adl has not returned his remains.
Mowlavi Abdolhamid, the Zahedan Friday Mass Imam and a senior Sunni leader who was involved in negotiating the release of the hostages, has been quoted as saying that Danaifar’s death and burial in the mountains of Pakistan’s Baluchistan region “is almost confirmed.”
Omid Shahbakhsh, a Baluch elder and member of the mediating delegation, has said that their efforts to secure Danaifar’s remains have not been successful.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani has said no effort should be spared to ascertain the fate of Jamshid Danaifar.