Monthly Archives: April 2010

May 01: International Labour Day

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Three more girls attacked with acid in Balochistan

Photo by: Baloch Warna website

KALAT: Unidentified persons threw acid on the faces of three sisters in Balochistan’s Kalat district on Thursday afternoon.

According to the initial reports, the condition of two victims is reported to be serious as one of them has been shifted to Balochistan capital, Quetta, for immediate medical treatment.
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Barrick Gold is responsible for fueling the conflict in Balochistan and death of the indigenous people

Statement of Zafar Baluch, of the Baloch Human Rights Council, at the Rally outside of Barrick’s 2010 annual general meeting, held on April 28.


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پہلی بار پی پی کی “پرواسٹیبلشمنٹ“ حکومت کا اعتراف ادھورا سچ

28-04-2010 – ڈیلی توار

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PAKISTAN: Frontier Corp makes missing persons a marketable commodity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AHRC-STM-068-2010
April 27, 2010

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission

A man named Murad Khan Marri was arrested near his house on June 27, 2009. Since then he was kept incommunicado in secret detention and was thought to have disappeared. His name was entered into the official list of missing persons. On March 27th 2010 the Frontier Corp claimed that he had been arrested trying to enter the country from Afghanistan. On this basis the Frontier Corp attempted to claim the reward money. This case clearly exposes the practice of illegal arrest, illegal detention in secret prisons and the exploitation of this later for claiming rewards. All these are sinister practices that violate the basic norms of decency and the human rights of citizens. This entire episode needs to be seriously investigated and all the perpetrators brought to justice. The victim needs to be compensated for the ordeal he has been exposed to.

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PAKISTAN: The High Court is unable to recover a man from illegal military detention after 15 months

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME

ISSUES: Arbitrary arrest and detention; disappearances; military

Dear friends,

Mr. Jalil Ahmed Reki Baloch

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that a man is still missing fifteen months after his arrest by plain clothed intelligence agents, and despite admissions by officials that he is in custody. Although the Supreme Court has made strong efforts to address the issue of disappearances in Pakistan it remains unable to hold military staff, such as those from the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Agency answerable for illegal arrests and detentions. The father of the missing man was only able to file a police report a year after his son’s disappearance.
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Why Azad Kashmir is called Azad?

All oppressed and occupied people should unite and coordinate their activities to fight forces of occupation. We have no other choice, but to fight for our rights and our national independence. – Hyrbyar Marri

United Kashmir Peoples National Party arranged a seminar in London, titled: Challenges, options and role of Kashmiri Diaspora. The Seminar was attended by around 150 people from various walks of life; and addressed by many important leaders among them were pro independent prominent Kashmiris, Pakistani leaders, Pakistani analysts, Baloch and Swiss leaders.

Hyrbyar Marri

The topic was important and all the speakers made valuable contribution to enrich the debate, but what caught my attention and attention of many other people was the remarks of Baloch nationalist leader and a former Provincial Minister, Sardar Hyrbayar Mari, son of Sardar Kher Baksh Mari and a brother of Balaj Mari who was killed by the Pakistani forces after the cold blood murder of Nawab Akbar Bugti.
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