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A Protest Outside the White House Highlights Pakistan’s Rights Abuses in Balochistan

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The Pakistani authorities have resorted to extremely repressive methods, including forced disappearances, torture and murder, in order to suppress the Baloch uprising

Malik Siraj Akbar

Foreign Policy Analyst

Political leaders, including a former Speaker of the state legislature, activists and human rights defenders protested outside the White House on Friday February 12th to protest against Pakistan’s military actions against opposition political activists and unarmed civilians in the country’s resource-rich province of Balochistan. The Baloch National Movement (BNM), whose central secretary general Manan Baloch, a physician by profession, was killed by the Pakistani security forces last month, organized the protest in the nation’s capital.

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Baloch American protest the assassination of Dr. Mannan Baloch by Pak army in Balochistan

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Washington, D. C.: Baloch of North America staged a demonstration yesterday (12 Feb, 2016) in front of the White House. They expressed their anger against the killing of Dr. Mannan Baloch and his comrades by the Pakistani army.

The call for this protest was given by Baloch National Movement (BNM) North America. Baloch from different political parties including Nabi Bakhsh Baloch, Co-organizer BNM – North America, Abdul Qadeer Baloch Vice Chairman Voice of Baloch Missing Person (VBMP) and Waheed Baloch, former Chairman Baloch Student Organization (BSO) took part in the protest against the assassination of Dr. Mannan Baloch Leader of BNM.

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Pakistan’s forgotten war in Balochistan

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And why I participated in burning its flag

By Tarek Fatah, Toronto Sun

Tarek Fatah nLast Saturday, I woke up to a phone call from a refugee who recently escaped death in Pakistan and now lives in Toronto.

Skipping the usual pleasantries, his voice quivering with anger, Lateef Johar told me:

“They’ve killed Dr. Manan and his son.”

“They”, being the Pakistan army that has occupied Balochistan since it invaded the independent state of Kalat in March, 1948.

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Why Baloch in Toronto burned a Pakistani Flag

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Canadian Baloch react to assassination of Dr. Mannan Baloch in Bilatakalluf with Tahir Gora TAG TV.

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Australian socialists condemn assassination of Baloch leader by Pakistani state

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The following statement was released by Socialist Alliance (Australia) on February 3.

Socialist Alliance (Australia) condemns the murder by the Pakistani military on January 30 of Dr Mannan Baloch, Secretary General of Baloch National Movement (BNM), and four other BNM members. According to eyewitnesses, the military attacked the house where they were staying with mortar fire, then troops entered and shot each of the occupants in the chest and head. The youngest victim was just 19 years old. All the victims were unarmed.

The BNM is not an armed organisation. It has been waging a non-violent struggle for the independence of Balochistan, which has suffered partition and occupation by Pakistan and Iran since the 1940s.

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Dr. Mannan Baloch: The last look of a hero who shall live on

Dr Mannan BalochBaloch leader and Secretary General of Baloch National Movement Dr Manan and one of his comrades, Sajid, were buried to rest in Kadh Koocha, Balochistan’s Mastung area, on January 30, 2016. He was martyred by Pakistan military on the same day with four comrades.

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Balochistan: Shops and banks sealed for observing shutter down strike

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BALOCHISTAN: Local administrations of Gwadar and Turbat sealed many shops, hotels and private banks for observing a shutter down strike against the killing of Baloch National Movement (BNM) Secretary General Dr. Mannan Baloch and his five comrades in an alleged armed encounter on 30 January in Mastung.

Most of the shops remained closed on the third consecutive day on Tuesday in the two cities.

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