Daily Archives: December 10, 2009

Does the UDHR apply to the people of Balochistan?

By Faiz Baluch

As the world marks International Human Rights Day this 10 December, Pakistan and Iran should be urged to respect the Human Rights of the Baloch.

International Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on Dec. 10 to commemorate the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The declaration has become a universal standard for defending and promoting human rights. The first sentence of the declaration reads: “The recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.” The declaration remains one of the most important documents ever created. It represented the first clear formal statement of the fundamental rights to which all humans are entitled. Guinness World Records describes it as the world’s ”Most Translated Document”.
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Hunger stike in front of Norwegian embassy, Dec 10

Press release

American Friends of Baluchistan
— Liberty is a fundamental right of every nation

WASHINGTON DC, Dec. 9, 2009: The Baluch in the USA are marking the international human rights day by drawing the world attention to nearly 8,000 Baluch missing in Pakistan Occupied Baluchistan.

Rain, snow or shine, a dawn to dusk hunger strike will be staged by an activist of the American Friends of Baluchistan in front of the Norwegian embassy in Washington DC, to apprise the world about the silence over the abduction of Norwegian Baluch national Ehsan Arjemandi, 34.
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