Geneva: Mehran Baluch, Baloch Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council, speaks at UN’s 22nd Session of HRC on 10 March 2013. Item 4 (General Debate) Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention.
Chinese delegation asks point of order and tries to justify China-Pakistan exploitation of Balochistan specially Gwardar Port
London: United Nation should not only be content with its concern about Balochistan but it should physically intervene against the on-going human rights violations like it did in Bosnia Herzegovina and Libya to play its role as a vanguard for Human Rights because further delay in UN and other democratic country’s intervention will deteriorate Balochistan’s already extreme human rights violations. Baloch patriot leader Hyrbybair Marri expressed these view in a statement released to Balochistan national newspapers in relation to the press conference of UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay in Islamabad.
It pertinent to mention that the UN human rights Chief Navi Pillay had express her concern about the grave human rights violations in Balochistan at the end of a four-day visit to Pakistan and regretted not visiting Sindh and Balochistan. She said “disappearances in Baluchistan had become “a focus for national debate, international attention and local despair.”
Khan Mohammed Marri was severally tortured before he was killed. His both ears were chopped off. Different parts of his body where cut opened by sharp object and filled with salt and pepper then stitched back. Marks of electric shock and cigarette burns were visible all over his body. His head was chopped off with the burst of gunfire then stitched back.
Occupied Balochistan: Two bullet-riddled bodies were found from Bostan area of Pishin District on 21 April 2012.
According to detail, Balochistan Levies official said some passers-by spotted the bodies and informed them. The officials shifted the bodies to the Pishin Civil Hospital. The bodies bore multiple marks of torture and were partially mutilated, hospital sources said, adding that the bodies were later shifted toQuetta. On Sunday 22 April 2012 they were identified as Khan Mohammed Alias Khany Marri and Jahangir.
Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik, the civilian face of the country’s powerful military establishment is a continuation of the former dictator General Pervez Musharraf’s policies in Balochistan. He is the one who sanctioned and devised the policies of empowering Frontier Corp (FC), the Pakistani paramilitary, in Balochistan involved in enforced disappearances and the ‘kill and dump’ activities.
A Press Release from the International Coalition against Enforced Disappearances forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)
(November 25, 2010) On 23 November 2010, the Republic of Iraq deposited the 20th instrument of ratification for the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances to the Secretary General of the United Nations. Iraq becomes the 20th State to ratify this treaty. Its historic accession means that the Convention will enter into force on 23 December 2010, 30 days after the 20th accession or ratification.
By Saleem Shahid
QUETTA: The Khan of Kalat, Mir Suleman Dawood, announced on Tuesday formation of a council for ‘independent Balochistan’ and rejected any reconciliation with the government of Pakistan without the mediation of European Union and United Nations.