Daily Archives: September 23, 2013
Counting up to August 2013, as many as 126 extrajudicial deaths and over 400 disappearances have taken place in the Balochistan province of Pakistan. Violent killings and disappearance after arrest by authorities continues without relent. Most bodies, of those murdered extra judicially, have been found in the Balochi speaking districts of the province, particularly Quetta, Khuzdar, Kalat, and Mekran.
Baloch Students Organization – Azad (BSO-A) has strongly condemned execution of 5 Baloch youths by occupying Iranian forces in Zahedan city of Western Balochistan. In a statement issued on Sunday, BSO-A spokesman has termed it a continuation of non-stop Baloch genocide by occupying forces.
Iran is practicing collective executions of Baloch youths to stop the growing trend of national consciousness among them, the statement said.
Zahedan: 8 people sentenced to death on charges of drug trafficking have reportedly been executed in Yazd prison whereas at least five people have been hanged in the central prison of Zahedan in Iranian occupied Balochistan on 21 September.
According to the Public Relations Attorney General of Yazd province, two death sentences for those convicted of these 8 persons have been ratified by the Attorney General’s request for commutation and pardon convicts Judiciary Committee rejected and eventually the death penalty in the morning of Thursday 19 September was carried out.
Mother of missing Baloch youth, Kabeer Baloch, has appealed the chief justice of Pakistan to play a role in releasing her son. She said that her son and his friends were kidnapped from khuzdar on 27 March 2009.
“Since then we have continuously been using all channels including Supreme Court for their release. But instead my younger son, Waheed Baloch, was killed in daylight before hundreds of people.