Daily Archives: December 17, 2012

Pakistani military keeps killing Baloch political activist with impunity

stop-killing-political-workersOccupied Balochistan: Mutilated dead body of Nabi Dost Bugti S/o Dur Muhammad Bugti has been found in the Phelawagh area of Dera Bugti district on 17 December 2012.

According to details Nabi Dost Bugti was abducted by the military forces from the same area in October this year. His dead body was found by the villagers today dumped at a mountainous walk way. According to family sources he was never produced to any court of law during his entire captivity. Despite many written applications to concerned authorities, military denied to give the victim any chance of fair trial.

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Nawab Jan Nazar Baloch is Back Home

File Photo: Nawab Jan  Nazar Baloch

File Photo: Nawab Jan Nazar Baloch

Occupied Balochistan: Nawab Jan Nazar Baloch have reached home. He was abducted by people in plain cloths from Turbat on Thursday morning 22 November 2012.

According to family, Nawab Jan Nazar Baloch elder brother of Ilyas Nazar was realised by his abductor after 25 days in their captivity near Jusak at 3 am, on 16 December 2012.

 

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Portrait of a rebel leader – by Idrees Bakhtiar

Sitting in a posh hotel in Geneva, Switzerland, the young leader of Balochistan was unwilling to come back to Pakistan, or reconcile. “Nothing short of independence of Balochistan is acceptable,” was his firm reply.

brahamdagh-bugtiBrahumdagh Bugti is a cool, composed and soft-spoken young man. Talking to him, one does not get the impression of being in the presence of a revolutionary, insurgent or guerilla fighter, allegedly running terrorists’ training camps in Afghanistan. His composure, even when serious and personal questions were asked, was impressive.

His general appearance was also starkly different from what one would have expected. Meeting him was hardly likely. But, he has his own network, which had assured me that he would get in touch. He did, one evening. He walked in — in beret cap, the typical Baloch beard shaven off. Wearing a jeans and shirt, he had no resemblance with any of his common photos available on websites, or seen in newspapers.

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COMMENT : Remorseless and impenitent — Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

The days assigned by the UN to help protect human rights will remain quite meaningless and ineffective as long as the culture of impunity is allowed to prevail

Mir Mohammad Ali TalpurPakistan’s promises and pronouncements reiterating and praising its commitment to human rights on every International Human Rights Day, universally celebrated on December 10, sound hollow, nay obscene, to the victims of its remorseless violence. Vice Chairman Voice of Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) Mama Qadeer’s son Jalil Reki was killed by state agencies. Brave Mohammad Hanif gave a poignant account in ‘The Baloch who is not missing’ in a national daily in February 2012. Banuk Farzana Majeed Baloch’s brother, the BSO (Azad) senior leader Zakir Majeed Baloch is missing since June 2008. Her parents too old and weak, she sits at protest camps to highlight her brother’s disappearance. There are thousands of people whose loved ones are missing or have been brutally tortured and dumped. The Pakistani state enacts this farce of lip service to human rights annually and with it belittles the memories of thousands of its victims.

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