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Rep. Rohrabacher Requests Information on Missing Baluch; Questions Administration’s Actions

Washington, Jul 30 Today, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) sent a letter Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, asking her to provide his office with information related to the case of a missing Baluch man named Zakir Majeed. Mr. Majeed, who was the Vice-Chairman of the Baluch Student Organization, was abducted on June 2009.

Human rights groups have recorded hundreds of cases of ethnic Baluch men disappearing or being killed by Pakistan’s security forces. The Pakistani government uses kidnapping and murder to repress Baluch who express a desire for autonomy.

Earlier this year, Rep. Rohrabacher raised the case of British citizen Noordin Mengal, who was the delegate to the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization for Baluchistan, and was denied entry to the United States by the Department of Homeland Security.

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