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The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that the bodies of five disappeared persons have been found in different areas of Balochistan. The bodies bore bullet wounds and marks of torture. Five victims were abducted from Balochistan province and Karachi, Sindh province at different times but their bodies were found in different areas of Balochistan province. Witnesses stated that they were abducted by persons both in uniform and in plain clothes that identified themselves as state intelligence persons.
Disappearances in Balochistan have become the routine work of the intelligence agencies and Frontier Corps (FC). Since last year the law enforcement authorities have introduced a new trend in which they kill the disappeared person extra judicially so as to destroy any possible evidence of their wrong doing.
On 20 March 2011 Mr. Hameed Shaheen date of birth (31), son of Haji Ghous Bakhsh, holding CNIC (Computerised National Identity Card) No. 54400-4155145-9, was on the way to Karachi for his medical check-up by bus. Security personnel in both uniform and plain clothes stopped the bus near Sona Khan Police Station Quetta. Mr.Hameed Shaheen was abducted. He was a resident of Muslimabad of Sariab Quetta. On 22 March his bullet riddled body was found at Sardar Karez area of Quetta in Balochistan province. He was the former chairman of the Baloch Student Organization (BSO).
Two more bullet riddled bodies, including that of a leader of the Baloch Students Organization (BSO Azad), were found from different parts of Balochistan.
On February 2011 Fareed Baloch abducted allegedly by personnel of state agencies. He was student of Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology Khuzdar and Zonal president of the Baloch Students Organization (BSO Azad). On 27 March his bullet riddled body was found at Ferozabad nullah of Khuzdar District some 360 km away from Quetta of Balochistan province. There were also marks of torture on his body.
Mr. Saleh Muhammad, son of Nuroz Khan was abducted from a passenger van by plan cloth persons in Bariat area of Awaran, on 27 March his bullet riddled body was found in a mountainous area of Awaran district of Balochistan.
Another two more bullet riddled bodies of illegally detained Baloch youth were found in Winder area near Hub industrial town of Balochistan province. The victims were identified as Arif Noor Baloch and Muhammad Nawaz Marri, both were abducted by intelligence agencies.
On 31 October 2010 Arif Noor, son of Noor Muhammad Baloch was abducted in presence of his mother, sister and other family members by Karachi police and intelligence agencies from his residence in Karachi of Sindh province, he was an employed as a 16 grade officer in Gwadar Development Authority (GDA). He suffered an accident and after that he came to his home in Jaffer Aziz apartment Garden East Karachi where his parents and other family members are living. After two months bed rest he was kidnapped. On 23 March his bullet riddled body was from Windar area near Hub industrial town of Balochistana province. The second body was of Muhammad Nawaz Marri found just inches away from Arif Noor Bloch’s body. His body was bore marks of extreme torture and mistreatment and there were bullet wounds to his head. On 5 January he was abducted from near Lasbella while he was returning to his home from work.
The Extrajudicial killing of disappeared persons in Pakistan has become routine since it started in 2010. Since the beginning of 2010 to date more than 115 persons have been were killed extra judicially. Many people have died at the hands of the security forces in extrajudicial executions and deaths in custody, and thousands of people are reported to have been subjected to enforced disappearance.
Please write to the authorities to conduct inquiries into the incidents of extra judicial killings of disappeared persons who were allegedly abducted by the law enforcement agencies and prosecute those who are responsible, and release all disappeared persons.
Please note that the AHRC has written a separate letter to UN Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances and Special Rapporteur on Extra-judicial, Summary or Arbitrary Execution calling for their intervention into this case.
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