“Haji Abdul Razzaq Baloch’s disappearance and death is another grim reminder of the precarious conditions Baluch journalists face in Pakistan.” – said CPJ’s Asia program coordinator, Bob Dietz.
New York, August 22, 2013– Authorities in Pakistan should immediately investigate the murder of a Baluch journalist whose body was found in Karachi on Wednesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Haji Abdul Razzaq Baloch had been missing since March, according to news reports.
Razzaq’s face was mutilated, and his body showed signs of strangulation and torture, according to Agence France-Presse. Razzaq’s family initially denied that the body was that of the journalist, but then later confirmed his identity, reports said.
KARACHI: Haji Abdul Razzaq Baloch, 42, made sure he attended every protest held for the people who went missing in Balochistan. “These are our brothers who have gone missing. Some day when I would be gone, you would have to do the same,” the tall man with a bushy moustache would say.
Little did he know that his time would come so soon. Two months ago, the journalist and activist went missing and his family has been desperately protesting to know his whereabouts.
Karachi: Baloch intellectual and journalist Haji Abdul Razaq Baloch’s family stages a protest demonstration in front of Karachi press club against his illegal abduction and enforced disappearance.
According to details, family of Haji Abdul Razak Baloch with their friends demonstrated in front of Karachi press club, vast number of woman and children participated in the demonstration. They were carrying play cards and banners.
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The difficulties that the Daily Tawar faced right from the beginning are still persisting but now their intensity has increased to extreme. It was only Journalists who reported and presented the real picture of the society and the death and destruction of the world’s horrific big wars. In its journalistic responsibilities, Daily Tawar has always strived to adhere to the principles of real journalism in the war of justice and unfairness.
Toronto, April 12: Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) while condemning the recent state-backed attack on the offices of a Balochistan-based newspaper, Daily Tawar, described the precarious situation in Balochistan as a ‘killing field’ of human rights. The process of electing a parliament in any democratic society is a freedom of expression and rights exercised by the civil society – the state policy of silencing the Baloch media at this critical instant is an open statement of war on freedom of expression and the rights of a people.
London: Baloch activists in United Kingdom organised a protest demonstration against the attack on Daily Tawar’s office and killing and abduction of Baloch Journalists by Pakistani and Iranian security forces here on Friday.
The demonstration was staged in front of the office of Commonwealth Journalists Association in London.
London: A delegation of the International Voice for Baloch Missing has met with Dr Agnès Callamard the Executive Director of ARTICLE 19 on Tuesday and informed her about the plight of Baloch journalists.
The meeting took place after an event titled “Online Iran: Creating a safer place for dissent – Digital security and protecting free speech” at Free Word Centre in London.