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Pakistan: Security Forces ‘Disappear’ Opponents in Balochistan

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(New York) – Pakistan’s government should immediately end widespread disappearances of suspected militants and activists by the military, intelligence agencies, and the paramilitary Frontier Corps in the southwestern province of Balochistan, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Several of those “disappeared” were among the dozens of people extrajudicially executed in recent months in the resource-rich and violence-wracked province.
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The International Convention for the Protection of all Persons From Enforced Disappearances Enters Into Force on 23 December 2010

A Press Release from the International Coalition against Enforced Disappearances forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)

(November 25, 2010) On 23 November 2010, the Republic of Iraq deposited the 20th instrument of ratification for the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances to the Secretary General of the United Nations. Iraq becomes the 20th State to ratify this treaty. Its historic accession means that the Convention will enter into force on 23 December 2010, 30 days after the 20th accession or ratification.
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