Amnesty International Press Release
26 October 2010
The Pakistani government must investigate the torture and killings of more than 40 Baloch leaders and political activists over the past four months, Amnesty International said today.
Activists, politicians and student leaders are among those who have been targeted in enforced disappearances, abductions, arbitrary arrests and cases of torture and other ill-treatment. The violence takes place against a backdrop of increasing political unrest and Pakistan army operations in Balochistan, south western Pakistan.
BRINGING shame to the worldwide community, Pakistani journalist allegedly joined the Pakistani police to beat up Baloch student protesters. As per the sources, the Islamabad based journalists boycotted the protest by Baloch Student Organisation, which was staged a protest on Monday at National Press Club (NPC) to condemn the abductions of 8,000 Baloch activists, torture and subsequent murder of Ali Sher Kurd, a Baloch lawyer, writer and poet. The journalist allegedly used abusive language against the Baloch protesters and jointed Islamabad police to beat up the the Baloch students. Several of the students have been badly injured. The police lodged FIR against all of the student protesters.