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Conference Report: Balochistan in the Shadows

thumbnail imageOn the occasion of the Balochistan Independence Day celebrated today [11 August 2015], UNPO is publishing its conference report “Buried Human Rights, Global Geopolitics and Regional Repercussions: Balochistan in the Shadows”. In response to the alarming increase in flagrant human rights abuses in Balochistan over the past year, UNPO, in cooperation with the Nonviolent Radical Party (PRNTT) and the Baluchistan House, organized a side-event, which took place on 20 March 2015 during the 28th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Haunted by surveillance: Tracking the victims of a domestic kill & dump policy

thumbnail imageToday Balochistan is like a horror film production where all the producers, actors and crew know the plot and how things will end for the actors. The Baloch are its audience, still sitting in the dark, waiting for the horror to end.

Buried Human Rights, Global Geopolitics and Regional Repercussions: Balochistan in the Shadows

thumbnail imageWith the aim to foster better understanding of and provide a platform for dialogue on the human rights, global and regional challenges related to Balochistan, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization will be co-hosting a side-event to the 28th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council. The event will take place in room XXI, Palais des Nations, Geneva, on 20 March 2015, from 15h00 to 17h00.

PAKISTAN: Human rights defenders in Pakistan in need of defence

thumbnail imageThe killing of senior lawyer, Rashid Rehman, on May 7, 2014 in his office in Multan has once again brought into focus at home and abroad how little the Pakistani state values those who risk their lives for the promotion and protection of fundamental rights for all. Rehman was killed despite having earlier expressed serious concern for his safety after threats were issued by named and identified persons and despite seeking protection from the state. His call for security was ignored.

PAKISTAN: A student leader is missing after his arrest by the ISI as witnessed by his associates

thumbnail imageThe Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the disappearance of a student leader from Balochistan province. He has been missing after his arrest from the meeting of the executive committee of his organisation by the notorious intelligence agency of Pakistan, the ISI.

7 days of “Hunger Strike Till Death” for Release of BSO Leader Zahid Baloch

thumbnail imageOn April 22nd 2014 BSO-Azad representatives held a press conference to announce BSO-Azad Central Committee member Latif Johar’s intent to “Hunger Strike Till Death” at the Karachi Press Club to protest the enforced abduction of Chairman Zahid Baloch.

The abduction of Zahid Baloch: Open Letter Demanding The Release of Baloch Missing Persons

thumbnail imageOn March18th, 2014 around 5:00pm in Quetta, Zahid Baloch chairperson of Baloch Student Organization– Azad (BSO-A), was abducted at gun point. Banuk Karima, vice chairperson of BSO-A, witnessed the abduction. She notes, 'Pakistan's secret agencies and security forces abducted Zahid Baloch, I along with three other members of BSO-A witnessed the abduction. We are deeply concerned about his safety and feel that his life is under serious threat. Zahid Baloch is not the only missing Baloch.

Pakistan Under EU Scrutiny for Human Rights

thumbnail imageThe European Parliament today in urgency cautioned the Pakistani Government for its lack of respect for human rights and debated the impact on minorities of the recently passed 'Pakistan Protection Ordinance of 2014'.

Playing a dangerous game in Kech — II

thumbnail imageTo address these gross human rights violations and important global and regional security challenges, international experts, academics, Baloch representatives and high-ranking politicians came together to share their insights and expertise concerning the uncertain future of Balochistan, Pakistan and the wider region.

My brother and other Baloch activists’ names have been removed from Supreme Court’s list – Farzana Majeed Baloch

thumbnail imageTo address these gross human rights violations and important global and regional security challenges, international experts, academics, Baloch representatives and high-ranking politicians came together to share their insights and expertise concerning the uncertain future of Balochistan, Pakistan and the wider region.

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