The Baloch Diaspora in Europe has held simultaneous protest demonstrations against continuous disappearances and extra judicial killings of Baloch activists by Pakistani and Iranian security forces in Balochistan. The International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons and Baloch Student Organisation Azad had given the call for worldwide protest on 30 August, ‘the International Day of Disappeared’. Protests were held in Ireland, United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Australia, Germany and Canada.
LeJ claims responsibility: Late in the night, the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) sectarian extremist group claimed responsibility for the gruesome killings. A purported spokesperson for the LeJ said that his group was responsible for the killing of seven Hazara community members.
Enforced disappearances continue in the province as does the dumping of bodies and impunity for perpetrators. Frontier Corps and intelligence agencies are generally believed to be involved in enforced disappearance; in some cases their involvement had been proved beyond doubt, the report says.
Brussels: Mr. Nasser Boladai and Mr. Noordin Mengal, representatives of the Baloch people in Iran and Pakistan respectively, visited Brussels to raise awareness of the continued human rights violations against Baloch people in both countries, and to urge the European Union to speak out against the systematic suppression exerted upon them by the Iranian and Pakistani regimes.
QUETTA: Renowned Balochistan poetess and lecturer at Sardar Bhadur Khan Women University, Nusheen Qambrani, came under attack by unknown armed men on Qambrani Road late last night who threatened to kidnap and kill her daughter, the police confirmed.
Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) has expressed serious concerns over the deteriorating human rights situation in Balochistan under the theocratic Iranian regime.
The Chairman of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons Nasrullah Baloch has asked the Chief Justice of Pakistan to form a commission for recording the statements made by families of missing persons and has asked that the Justice himself hear these cases.
Law Minister Farooq H Naek, on the directives of the Prime Minister, has constituted a committee to resolve the issue of enforced disappearances in Balochistan, where hundreds of people have gone missing in past four years.
PAKISTAN: A 75-year-old farmer was abducted by the Pakistani security forces and the High Court of Balochistan turns a blind eye to his recovery ISSUES: Disappearance; illegal and arbitrary detention; torture; no rule of law
On 26th June, when the whole world is observing the International day against torture, designated by UN to emphasize the importance of the right to personal dignity and security of all individuals around the world, Sehrish wonders whether these all different days and these toothless organizations have anything to do with the Baloch. She awes whether the cruelties perpetrated on his brother’s body fulfill the definition and requirements of torture. She also thinks whether Baloch comes under the definition of “individual” defined by UN.