International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (IVBMP) was set up to campaign against abductions, enforced-disappearances and extra judicial killing of Baloch political activists by the occupying states of Pakistan and Iran. One individual that co-operated with us in this campaign, at early days, was Mr Ahmar Mustikhan. From the very inception of IVBMP we were cautioned about the character and true intention of this individual by many Baloch who knew him more closely. Nevertheless, his collaboration with us was for a short period of time and relatively insignificant.
GENEVA: The International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (IVFBMP) in collaboration of the International Humanist and Ethical Union organised a conference in Geneva against forced-disappearances in Balochistan. Delegates from the UK, USA, Canada, Norway and Spain participated. The conference was sponsored by Baloch leader Hyrbyair Marri, who could not travel to Geneva in person because the British authorities are holding his passport and and his preliminary application for asylum has been denied.
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by Ahmar Mustikhan
An international panel is being launched in Sweden to help rescue Baloch victims of enforced disappearances whose lives are in peril in the custody of Pakistan’s Military Intelligence and its sister Inter-Services Intelligence in southwestern Balochistan
The panel is being formed on an urgent basis in the backdrop of the alleged killing of half dozen Baloch victims of enforced disappearances within the last two weeks.
American Friends of Balochistan
Liberation is a fundamental right of every nation
July 27, 2010
ATTN. Mr T. Kumar
Amnesty International &
other honorable officials and volunteers;
Dear Mr.T. Kumar,
Please see herewith a news item related to the extra judicial killing of two enforced and involuntarily disappeared persons Ashfaq Mullahzai, 25, and Farooq Mengal, 30, in Occupied Balochistan.
The two were in the custody of Pakistan’s secret service for more than two months.
There are more than 1,000 involuntarily disappeared persons in Occupied Balochistan, where the Baloch people are engaged in a struggle for freedom from Pakistan.
American Friends of Balochistan
-Liberty is a fundamental right of every nation.
June 18, 2010
Messrs Emmanuel Pinada, Sebastian Rosales and Omar Rabi
Permanent Missions of France, Argentine and Morocco,
Dear Messrs Pinada, Rosales and Rabi:
We really appreciate your work aimed at saving human lives.
In this context, we would like to attract your attention to Occupied Balochistan, where there is one of the largest numbers of enforced and involuntarany disappearances [EIDs] anywhere in the world.
GENEVA, June 14, 2010: The U.S based American Friends of Balochistan repeated its call for direct talks with Baloch leaders in the backdrop of the liberation struggle in Occupied Balochistan.
Baloch Missing Person
Founder of the A.F.B., Ahmar Mustikhan narrated the ordeal of the affected families of the enforced and involuntarily disappeared Baloch freedom workers and activists and urged the international community to come to their rescue.
American Friends of Balochistan protest rally outside the White House in Washington D.C. Friday to mark the 12 anniversary of Pakistan testing of nuclear weapons in Occupied Balochistan.
Laurie Deamer’s speech on May 28 Washigton DC protest
A cursory literary analysis of the work of poet Mansur Baloch highlights his portrayal of a fisherman who through his constant crying is mistakenly thought to be mad, but the fact is that he weeps for a cause. He weeps because he thinks of Balochistan. He imagines that everything is weeping, including the deep impassable sea, which is filled with his tears of blood.
The poet’s graphic characterization of his grieving homeland is all too appropriate for the occasion we mark today. For today we join in him in mourning Balochistan’s losses resulting from the leadership of Pakistan’s nuclear test initiative at Chagai Hills, twelve years ago. We mourn the fundamental loss of Baloch liberty which undergirded the decision to test, and the loss of entitlement to basic human rights, already in short supply in the underdeveloped province.
By Ahmar Mustikhan
WASHINGTON, DC: Pro-independence Baloch from the U.S.A. and Canada and their allies and friends will converge in the U.S. capital on May 28 to protest against Pakistan’s nuclear tests in Occupied Balochistan in front of the White House.
“I appeal to all peace-loving American folks to make the protest a stunning success,” Laurie Deamer, presiding council member of the American Friends of Balochistan from Philadelphia said in a statement. “Balochistan’s enslavement is not acceptable to the world,” she said. “I hope the U.S. government would withdraw its support from Pakistan. It is regrettable that the U.S. government was the first to test nuclear weapons and it continues to aid Pakistan in spite of its dangerous nuclear weapons ambitions.”
Speakers at the protest among others include Sakura Saunders, editor Protest Barrick Net; Zaffar Baloch, president of the Baloch Continue reading
by Ahmar Mustikhan
Can someone please convey my salutes to my political mother, the mother of my slain friend Dr. Khalid Shaheed and tell the Tigress of Mekran I am proud of her. Wrinkled face, dressed in black with determination written on her face she makes a victory sign — Balochistan shall become independent. Tell my Mekran martyr’s mother, I love her as much as I love my own mother.
Barely five feet, the dimunitive Khalid Shaheed was a towering figure in the liberation war. He was a pillar of the Baloch resistance against the foreign occupation of Balochistan — land of the Baloch –, in the generally docile Mekran division.