Hyrbyair Marri, one of six sons of veteran Baloch leader Nawab Khair Baksh Marri, had applied for political asylum in Britain four months ago. He had entered Britain in 2000 after sneaking out of Pakistan where he was being sought by Pakistani spy agencies on various charges.
Monthly Archives: January 2011
Hyrbyair Marri wins his asylum appeal; I will meet the Diaspora to unite them for Baloch cause: Marri
PAKISTAN: Six more persons go missing after arrest and abductions; a student’s bullet riddled body found
ISSUES: Disappearance; extrajudicial killing; arbitrary arrest; women’s rights; rule of law
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that a woman, Ms. Hanifa Bibi, was arrested by the police and men in plain clothes during a raid at her house for the search of her husband, Mr. Awal Khan Bugti, on January 18; since then her whereabouts are unknown. A government officer was also kidnapped by plain clothed men while he was returning home from his office in Kalat city of Balochistan. In another incident four students were arrested by personnel of the Frontier Corp (FC) when they were taking lunch at a friend’s house. Since then the whereabouts of the arrested persons are unknown.
PAKISTAN: Army officers acknowledged that a disappeared person was in their custody but the courts failed to recover him
The case of the disappearance of a master tailor exposes how the army is involved and the weaknesses of the judicial system
The Asian Human Rights Commission has received the details of the saga of disappearance of a master tailor who was arrested on two occasions by army personnel and how since October 2001 his whereabouts are unknown. The high officials of the Pakistan army including Corps Commander of Balochistan province, a major general, the governor of the province and above all of them, the chief of the Inter Services Intelligence agency (ISI) had confessed on the holy Quran in 2003 that the victim was in the custody of the ISI and that he would be released after the investigation.
Vancouver – Jan 25, 2011: International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons – Canada (IVBMP) and Baloch Human Rights Council of Canada (BHRC) hold peaceful rally will highlight the ongoing serious human rights violations in Balochistan. Government of Pakistan and its army gets enormous financial and military aid from the United States while it is committing crimes against humanity. They are involved in extra-judicial killing of Baloch human rights activists, students, leaders and political workers. On the other hand, a nuclear ambitious state of Iran is busy in cultural cleansing of Baloch nation and keeps executing Baloch. We invite the peace loving Canadian public to join our rally.
When: January 31, 2011
Where: 1095 West Pender Street Vancouver
Time: Noon to 13:00pm
IVBMP-Canada & BHRC-Canada
Contact by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) has released an urgent appeal to save the life of Qazi Dad Mohammad Rehan, General Secretary of Gwadar Press Club and former Information Secretary of BNM. Mr. Rehan is a journalist of rare courage and a colleague of Abdul Hameed Hayatan whose bullet-ridden body was found after his abduction by the Pakistani security forces. BHRC appeal has been sent out to Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, U.N., international organizations of journalists, congressional representatives, members of parliaments, and world leaders in Europe, Canada, and U.S.
Vancouver, Jan 19, 2011 – Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada), Sindhi human rights activists, Fraser Valley Peace Council, and progressive elements joined hands today to show their anger against the former Pakistani dictator General Pervez Musharraf and his policies including the ongoing military operation in Balochistan and gross human rights violations.
The bodies of Ahmed Dad Baloch, former Gawader zone president of the Baloch Republican Party, was found along with that of Naseer Kamalan were found from some 23 miles from Ormara near the Syedabad Cross on the Mekran Coastal Highway Monday.