Daily Archives: October 30, 2010
Two bodies found and eight persons remain disappeared after illegal arrests by military and paramilitary forces in Balochistan
ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME
Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-168-2010
ISSUES: Arbitrary arrests, disappearances, abduction, military operation and extra judicial killings
The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information that in recent days illegal arrests, abduction, killings and disappearances by the law enforcement agencies have increased in Balochistan province after the announcement by the Federal Interior minister that a lesson must be taught to Balochi insurgents by any means necessary. The Frontier Corps, a para military organisation, and the military conducted an operation in the sub district of Mashkay and used helicopter gunships on the civilian areas to destroy the hideouts of insurgents and arrest their leaders.
Two students kidnapped in Khuzdar: Two University students were whisked away by a group of heavily armed men late on Tuesday night near Rabia Khuzdari Road in Khuzdar City. Father of the kidnapped persons, Qazi, Hassan Ali, accused Frontier Corps personnel of taking his sons hostage. According to Hassani Ali, a group of armed men barged into their house at 2:00 am and tied him and sons with ropes and blindfolded them all. “The armed men severely tortured us and they were FC personnel because we recognized them during their conversation and their way of talking using a strange language,” he added. He said the armed men whisked away his sons Munir Ahmed Sasoli and Saud Sasoli at gun point. “I chased the armed personnel and saw with my naked eyes as kidnappers entering in FC camp at Khatan, a locality of Khuzdar City” he alleged.