Category Archives: News
Pakistan’s blasphemy laws are often used against religious minorities and others who are the target of false accusations, while emboldening vigilantes prepared to threaten or kill the accused, a new Amnesty International report says today.
“There is overwhelming evidence that Pakistan’s blasphemy laws violate human rights and encourage people to take the law into their own hands. Once a person is accused, they become ensnared in a system that offers them few protections, presumes them guilty, and fails to safeguard them against people willing to use violence,” said Audrey Gaughran, Amnesty International’s Director of Global Issues.
Toronto [Canada], (ANI): Baloch activists held demonstrations in Canada to protest against the current situation of human rights violations in Balochistan Province of Pakistan.
The protests were organised on Saturday to mark International Human Rights Day. Baloch leaders and activists have repeatedly blamed the Pakistani government and military for mass killings and forced disappearances of Balochistan natives.
South Korea, (ANI): Baloch activists held a demonstration in South Korea to protest against the current situation of grave human rights violations in Balochistan Province of Pakistan.
The protest was jointly held by members of Baloch Republican Party, Baloch National Movement, Baloch Republican Students’ Organisation and Baloch Students’ Organisation to mark International Human Rights Day on Saturday.
Geneva : Observing International Human Rights Day on December 10, Baloch political activists around the world, including the UK, Canada, Australia, South Korea, Germany and many other European nations – held protests against the atrocities committed by the Pakistan establishment on their people back home.
Baloch National Movement (BNM), Baloch Republican Party (BRP), Baloch Students Organization-Azad (BSO-A) and Balcoh Republican Students Organization (BRSO) held protests in Australia, Canada, Germany, South Korea, Switzerland and the United Kingdom against Pakistani war crimes. The protests were attended by Baloch expatriates and local human rights and political activists.
BALOCHISTAN: Speakers at a seminar on Saturday urged all political parties to raise their voice over human rights violations in Balochistan, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The seminar to highlight human rights issues was jointly organised by the Balochistan Human Rights Organisation (BHRO) and the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP).