Three brutally tortured bodies of Baloch missing persons have been found from two different areas of Balochistan, on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
The bullet riddled bodies of two disappeared persons were found from different parts of the Balochistan province. The bodies have been identified as of Jalil Reki and Seth Younus Baloch both of whom were in the custody of country's notorious intelligence agency, the ISI.
A disappeared political activist of the Baloch National Movement (BNM) belonging to Panjgur district has been found dead in Kech with severe marks of torture on his bullet-riddled body, officials said on Thursday.
Reki’s father, Mama Qadeer Baloch, is one of the most important leaders of the Voice for Missing Baloch Persons, an organization formed by the relatives of the missing persons. He had joined and improved the performance of the organization after the disappearance of his son, a former banker.
“No real efforts have been made to recover these persons,” Nasrullah Baloch, chairman of the Voice of Baloch Missing Persons, an organization that works for the rights of people missing in Balochistan, told IRIN. He said “most victims are poor and are affiliated with political or nationalist groups”. The group says about 14,000 people are missing while 230 bodies have been recovered from various parts of Balochistan since June 2010.
One after another, his friends and colleagues were disappearing, he learned, and their bodies were turning up with bullet holes and burn marks.
The disappearances and extrajudicial killings continue and not a single day goes by without the abduction and murder of activists. The family members of disappeared persons who were holding a protest meeting and token hunger strike outside the Quetta Press Club at the capital of Balochistan province were warned by some plain clothed persons that they should wind up their meeting otherwise they would face serious problems.
The gory list of Baloch journalists being brutally killed presumably by the Pakistani intelligence agencies continues to increase with the latest brutal murder of Javed Naseer Rind. A former deputy editor of Urdu-language newspaper, Daily Tawar, and an articulate columnist, Rind was indeed a smart and professional journalist whose services and bold columns will be missed by his readers.
QUETTA: Scores of women and children rallied in Quetta on Eidul Azha to protest against the practice of enforced disappearances in Balochistan and appealed to the world community, particularly the United Nations and International Humanitarian Organisations, to play their role in ending the man-made humanitarian disaster in the province.
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