(New York) – Pakistan’s government should immediately end widespread disappearances of suspected militants and activists by the military, intelligence agencies, and the paramilitary Frontier Corps in the southwestern province of Balochistan, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Several of those “disappeared” were among the dozens of people extrajudicially executed in recent months in the resource-rich and violence-wracked province. Continue reading →
Baloch Martyrs honoured at the Vancouver BHRC-IVBMP Joint Gathering
Vancouver, July 17, 2011 – International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons – Canada (IVBMP) and Baloch Human Rights Council – Canada (BHRC) jointly organized an event in Vancouver, Canada to honour the Baloch martyrs who paid the ultimate price for the freedom of Balochistan. Continue reading →
Occupied Balochistan: Pakistan’s kill and dump policy continues in Balochistan, yet another Baloch youth is killed in military custody. According to the reports a brutally tortured bullet riddled body of Baloch missing person found in a sack in district Kharan. The victim identified as Nasir Dagarzahi Baloch. Continue reading →
Occupied Balochistan: Police found four dead bodies of Baloch missing persons, including a member of Baloch Students Organisation (BSO-Azad), here on Saturday. All bodies bore marks of brutal and inhuman torture, hospital sources confirmed.
Toronto, July 10, 2011 – Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) and the International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (IVBMP) held a joint memorial reference event for Prof. Saba Dashtyari who was murdered in cold blood on June 1, 2011 by the Pakistani military death squad in Quetta, Balochistan. A diverse group of people attended the event at the North York Civic Centre from communities including Baloch, Sindhis, Kashmiris, Ahwazi Arabs, and Turkoman to pay their respects to the revolutionary scholar, Prof. Dashtyari. Continue reading →
Opening Speech by President, BHRC (Canada) at the Memorial Reference for Martyred Prof. Saba Dashtyari in Toronto, Canada
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Good evening. On behalf of the Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada), I welcome you all today at this memorial reference for Prof. Saba Dashtyari, murdered in cold-blood by the Pakistani military intelligence agencies. He was hit with multiple shots fired at close range by automatic weapons on June 1, 2011 in Quetta, Balochistan.
I am sending this very short message just to say that it is our duty and moral responsibility to continue the struggle for liberation. It is also to pay my respects to Qandeel-e-Baloch professor Saba Dashtyari Baloch.
I cannot express in words the sacrifices of Baloch martyrs who had given the ultimate price for speaking the truth and exposing the occupying states’ atrocities against Baloch Nation. They preferred death with dignity over living under constant slavery. I salute the families of Baloch martyrs and of those who are suffering extreme torture in the custody of Pakistan and Iran. I feel the pain of those families and want to assure them that we will not let the sacrifices of their loved ones who are our heroes go in vain.
Mehran Baluch’s Message for Prof. Saba Dashtyari Memorial Reference in Toronto
Baloch national representative at the United Nations Human Rights Council, Mr. Mehran Baluch described the target killing of Prof. Saba Dashtyari by the Pakistani military death squads as a national tragedy and a loss that would take years to replace.