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Sturgeon demands answers from Cameron over fate of Scottish asylum seeker feared dead after deportation to Pakistan

THE First Minister has told David Cameron to investigate mounting concerns about the safety of Majid Ali who was deported from Scotland to Pakistan a month ago.

by: Martin Williams

Majid Ali Baloch

File photo Majid Ali Baloch

Nicola Sturgeon’s intervention comes as Scottish Government ministers remain concerned about the silence from their counterparts in Westminster over the safety of the Glasgow student. Ali was deported on a military flight – a highly unusual step – and there are fears that he may have been killed on his return. Members of his family have already been targeted in Pakistan.

A previous attempt for reassurances from the UK government by Humza Yousaf, the minister for Europe and International Development, was rebuffed.

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US & UK thwart China and Cuba’s attempt to cover up Pakistan’s crimes against Baloch people

Mehran BaluchGeneva: The representative of the United Kingdom and the United States on 7th June poured cold water over joint attempts by Pakistan, China and Cuba to stop Mehran Baluch from speaking at United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) – 27th Meeting 23rd Regular Session of Human Rights Council on 7th June 2013 – over the custodial killings by Pakistan.

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Baloch Community London protests against attack on Daily Tawar’s office in Karachi

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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.

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Protest against disappearances, torture and in-custody killings of Baloch by Pakistan and Iran

Date & time: Sunday 9 January 2011, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: 10 Downing Street (opposite British PM’s official residence), London, SW1A 2AA
Nearest Tube station: Westminster underground station

THE fundamentalist states of Pakistan and Iran are presently engaged in a vicious competition in their policy of abduction, torture, hanging and under-custody killing of Baloch political and human rights activists. To highlight the plight of these victims the International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (UK) and the Baloch Human Rights Council (UK) are jointly organising a protest demonstration in front of 10 Downing Street on Sunday 9 January 2011. This is part of our monthly “Save Balochistan Campaign” to protest against violation of human rights by the occupying military and security forces.

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UK Border Agency denied Hyrbyair Marri’s preliminary application for asylum in the UK

by Murtaza Ali Shah

Hyrbyar Marri

LONDON: A well-known Baloch leader has cried foul after the Home Office rejected his political asylum application.

Baloch leader Hyrbyair Marri, one of six sons of veteran Baloch leader Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri, had reluctantly applied for political asylum in Britain for himself and his wife and 5 children a month ago, 10 years after landing in Britain and living on a work permit visa.
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Nawab Bugti Remembered by the Baloch and Sindhis in the UK

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A remembrance meeting in London paid high tribute to Nawab Akber Bugti on his 4th martyrdom anniversary. The function was organized by the Baloch Human Rights Council (UK) and World Sindhi Congress in the LondonUniversity Union Building on Sunday 29th August 2010. The meeting was presided over by the Baloch intellectual & writer and the Coordinator of Sindhi Baloch forum Dr. Naseer Dashti and was attended by a large number of Baloch, Sindhis and other human rights activists in the UK. Samad Baloch General Secretary BHRC (UK) conducted the proceedings of the meeting.
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