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The missing persons of Baluchistan – by Jahanzeb Hussain

how many moreI’ve seen their silent faces
They scream so loud
If they were to speak these words
They’d go missing too
Another woman on the torture table
What else can they do ?
One day we’ll dance on their graves
One day we’ll sing our freedom
One day we’ll laugh in our joy
And we’ll dance (twice)
Hey Mr. Pinochet, you’ve sown a bitter crop
It’s foreign money that supports you
One day the money is going to stop
No wages for your torturers
No budget for your guns
Can you think of your own mother
Dancin’ with her invisible son?

These lines taken from ‘They Dance Alone” a protest song composed by the English musician Sting and dedicated to the persons who went missing during the reign of terror unleashed by the military dictatorships in Chile and Argentina, which also fully depicts the grief and the determination of the mothers, sisters, daughters, sons, wives, brothers and fathers of the persons who have gone missing in Baluchistan like in the southern cone of Latin America in 70’s and 80’s.

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Baloch Family members reached 205 days of their hunger protest but still the International bodies feel insecure to speak

Occupied Balochistan: Baloch families of missing persons are the sole protesters recording an outstanding days of protest, recording more then 205 days of Hunger protest but still no response from the Pakistani judiciary or the International justice systems, it seems that no one cares about the hunger protest which is an outstanding record breaking of 205 days of Hunger strike while the family members stated that they have no believe over the Pakistani judiciary if there is anyone that could help the depressed families then it is those International Human rights organizations, UN, EU, & ICRC.
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Enforced Disappearances: Pakistan refusing visa to Asian team

“Zakir Majeed’s mother is going on hunger strike from one city to another, but the authorities are not ltelling her where her son is and whether he is aliveor dead,” the A.F.B. worker said.

By Ahmar Mustikhan

WASHINGTON, DC: Pakistan is dragging its feet on issuing visa to the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances [AFAD] to go to Pakistan and meet with family members of the victims in Balochistan and elsewhere.

This was stated Saturday evening by Mary Aileen D. Bacalso, secretary-general of the AFAD, at the Lafayette Park in front of the White House where the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International held its annual camp in solidarity with the torture victims around the world to mark the international day against torture.

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