by Reza Hossein Borr
The world will remember Mehrnehad, the first weblog writer that was hanged in Iran. He chose freedom even though he knew it would cost his life.
Yaqoub Mehrnehad was very young when he was hanged, but added more value to the collective achievements of Baluch nation than thousands of men who have died in their homes, in accidents and in the hospitals. He was the kind of person who wanted to generate respect for the Baluch people. He thought they deserved it and had to get it at all cost. Thousands of Baluch have died without having any impact on improving their own lives or the collective life of their nation. They appear and disappear in this world without being relevant. They come in this world, suffer, witness the history of their nation’s suffering and fade away as if they have never been born.
Baloch Liberation Front respects freedom of speech, Journalists are free to report whatever they want: Spokesman
Occupied Balochistan: Bahram Baloch, BLF spokesman, has denied threatening BBC Urdu Service Quetta correspondent Ayub Tareen and said his group, in clear words, condemns these threats.
Talking to BBC Urdu Service, Bahram Baloch said throughout the past 10 years of struggle career, BLF has never threatened nor harmed any journalists. The group respects freedom of speech and condemns any kinds of threats to journalists on the line of duty, he said.
Occupied Balochistan: Chairman of the Baloch National Movement (BNM) said the silence of International Powers on Pakistan’s atrocities, violating the sanctities of Baloch houses, operations and target killing of Baloch nation is a great tragedy.
He said injuring several people and killings livestock by Pakistan military’s bombardment, pillage of villages in Marwaar and abductions of Baloch people and target killings by state forces are unabated crimes against humanity. He also charged that Pakistani forces are involved in target killing of intellectuals, doctors, students and other member of Baloch society.
London: Baloch patriot leader Hyrbyair Marri has strongly condemned Pakistani Military offensives in Mach and Marwaar areas, security forces raids on New Kahan and Ms. Nausheen Qambrani Baloch house, Quetta.
Terming the indiscriminate Bombardments by Pakistan’s gunship helicopters in Marwaar and Mach areas against International laws and state terrorism, Mr Marri said injuring innocent women and children in surrounding areas of Mach and torturing aged residents of New Kahan Quetta illustrates that Pakistan has broken the record of Syria’s in violating human rights in Baluchistan. He further said that, “The silence of International powers on Baluchistan issue has encouraged Pakistan to commit more crimes against humanity.”
Banuk Hooran Baloch is the organizer of Baloch Republican Party Women Wing’s Quetta zone. She has been playing an important role in the party. She belongs to the Sumalani tribe of Mastung. She was born in a middle-class and prominent family. She got early education from Mastung and did matriculation from Quetta and now is a student of BA and has a deep eye on politics of Balochistan. She has been playing a conspicuous role in motivating the women wing of Baloch Republican Party.
Occupied Balochistan: The Daughter of Dr Deen Mohammad Baloch said she had hoped that after registering the cases of abducted Baloch her father would be released on the date given by Chief Justice and that she would be lucky enough to at least celebrate one Eid (Muslims Festival) with joy.
However, on 30 July 2012 Dr Deen Mohammad Bangulzia, abducted few days ago, has been released but her father, Dr Deen Mohammad Baloch who was abducted in June 2009 is still being detained at some undisclosed location. She further said, “I have tirelessly been waiting for my father but now our wish to celebrate a happy Eid is still in complete.”