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Baluchistan: Missing Persons and the Question of Impunity

Countries with terrible human rights get on the UNHRC to protect themselves against being investigated, not to make change for betterment of human kind.

By: Juma Baloch

A day doesn’t go by without news coming from Baluchistan of Baloch people are being enforcedly disappeared by Pakistani state intelligence agencies, and this is not a recent phenomenon.

Baloch people and the situation of ‘missing person’ (as the enforced disappeared persons are called in Pakistan), go long back in the 70’s when the so-called democratic government of Z.A Bhutto’s was on the helm of the Pakistan state. But since the fifth wave of Baloch rights movement erupted in the late 90’s Pakistan stated to use this dirty war tactic in an epidemic proportion to crush it.

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Baloch Nationalists Speak on Human Rights Violations in Balochistan, at the UNHRC

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GENEVA, September 28, 2016 /PRNewswire: An event was held on September 26, 2016, during the ongoing session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, to highlight the human rights atrocities in Balochistan, especially the kill and dump policy of the Pakistan army. Among the prominent people who participated in this event, were prominent Baloch nationalists Brahumdagh Bugti and Mehran Marri, and Executive Director of the Balochistan House, Tarek Fatah.

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‘India’s support on Balochistan gives me hope,’ says Baloch leader Mehran Marri

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He also accused the Pakistani Government of misinforming the world community about the Balochistan issue

ANI  |  Geneva : Asserting that the United States is “very well aware of the connivances and the dirty games that the Pakistan agencies and the Pakistan military are playing in Balochistan”, Mehran Marri, the Baloch representative to the European Union and the UNHCR, has urged Washington to follow in the footsteps of India and Afghanistan and rethink on its policies towards Islamabad.

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BRP representative addresses UNHRC session on worst rights abuses in Balochistan

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Geneva: The Baloch Republican Party representative at the United Nations Human Rights Council, Mr Abdul Nawaz Bugti has said that Pakistani state was committing worst human rights abuses in Balochistan for decades now.

While addressing at the UNHRC 31st session in Geneva on Friday, Mr Bugti said that the worst human rights situations in Balochistan was being ignored by International Community.

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Pakistan loses UN Human Rights Council election

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Pakistan lost its bid on Tuesday to be re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council when its current term ends this year. It polled just 105 votes in the 193-member General Assembly.

Pakistan was considering running for the Council’s presidency next year, according to diplomatic sources, and had been putting out feelers. The defeat deals Islamabad a diplomatic set-back as it seeks to burnish its international reputation.

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Baloch representative at UNHRC slams Pakistan’s Jamaat-e-Islami and JUP

“Hypocrites protest death sentence war criminal in Bangladesh, but remain silent as State-sponsored Genocide of Baloch nation unfolds”

Mehran BaluchGENEVA-Dec 14, 2013: Mehran Baluch the representative of Balochistan at the European Union, has sharply criticized the Pakistan Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and the Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP) for raising an uproar over the death sentence in Bangladesh of war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah.

In a statement issued today, Mehran Baluch referred to the JI and the JUP as shameless hypocrites who have not shed a single tear for the bullet-ridden bodies of Baloch youth whose bodies are dumped on roadside.

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US Congressman backs Balochistan’s right of self determination

sensenbrenner-150x150BRUSSELS: A member the U.S. House of Representatives has called upon the Pakistan government to stop its authoritarian measures in Balochistan and to respect the right to self-determination of the Baloch people.

In a message to an event organized at the European Parliament in Brussels titled Balochistan: Destiny Denied, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, who is member of the House Judiciary Committee and member of the Crime, Terror and Homeland Security Sub-Commitee, called on the Pakistan government to “cease its authoritarian operations” in Balochistan. He said, “Americans empathize with Balochistan’s call for self-determination.”
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Racism and racial discrimination exercised by Pakistan against Baloch people and Balochistan: Mehran Baluch

Mehran Baluch speech on Racism, racial discrimination and related forms of intolerance at UNHRC

Mehran BaluchGeneva: Intervention by Mehran Baluch, Baloch Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council on 11th of June 2013.

34th Meeting 23rd Regular Session of Human Rights Council. 

Item 9: Racism, racial discrimination, Xenophobia and related forms of intolerance: follow-up to and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action.

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China clashes with the Baluch representtaive Mehran Baluch at the UN forum

With militarisation of Gwadar Port not only Baloch will suffer but also the region and the world peace will face threats too: Mehran Baloch 

Mehran BaluchGENEVA: China has asserted that Gwadar Port project is not only in the best interest of Pakistan and China but also in the best interest of the region’s development.

The Chinese representative spoke in favour of Pakistan-China friendship after nationalist leader Mehran Baloch, the Baloch Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), used his speech to the United Nation’s 22nd general debate session of HRC to allege that Balochistan’s natural resources are being exploited by Pakistan with help from China.

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Mehran Baloch speak at United Nations HR council 14-09-2012

Item 3: (General Debate) Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

ITEM 3: INTERVENTION BY MEHRAN BALUCH

Honorable President,

At the very outset allow me to thank the members of the U.N. Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance, led by Rapporteur chair Professor Olivier de Frouville and Professor Osman El-Hajje, who are on a 10-day fact finding mission to Pakistan, with special focus on Balochistan. Balochistan, as many in this council are fully aware, is today the world capital of enforced disappearances.

These enforced disappearances in Balochistan pose the most serious challenge to the rights and freedoms promised by the U.N. to peoples of the world under Item 3.

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