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Balochistan Rights Workers Challenge Government Claim Over ‘Death Squads’

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“If they have made any arrests, they should be brought to the public’s notice,” he told RFE/RL’s Gandhara website. “They [the death squads] still exist; maybe they have been weakened, but they still exist.”

By Abdul Hai Kakar & Abubakar Siddique

The most senior elected official in a restive Pakistani province suffering from a simmering separatist insurgency has claimed that government-sponsored militias, locally called ‘death squads’ for their kidnapping and killing of nationalist activists, are no longer active.

But rights campaigners in Balochistan say gangs mostly made up of criminals or strongmen still engage in kidnappings and extrajudicial killings with impunity. Most victims of such violence are Baluch separatists, some of whom are part of decade-old insurgency in the region.

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An unpublished interview of Baloch national leader Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri

Nawab Khair Bukhsh MarriThis interview of Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri was conducted by Journalist Abdul Hai kakar. This rare interview of Baba e Baloch was not published for many years. 

 

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