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Baloch insist US end Pakistan military aid

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by Changiz Khan Baluch

The Baloch community in the Pacific Northwest peacefully called on the US to end military aid to Pakistan.

“Balochistan is bleeding. Where are you UN?” This was one slogan written on one of the signs held by the Baloch protesters in Seattle, Washington on March 16.

The Baloch community in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States held a peaceful demonstration in Westlake Park, Seattle on Sunday voicing concern against human rights violations committed in Balochistan.
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I Wish to See a Secular Balochistan

Interviewed by Roshan Ghimire

Malik Siraj Akbar

Malik Siraj Akbar

Fate may have moved Malik Siraj Akbar from the bucolic terrain of Balochistan to the beltways of Washington D.C, but Akbar’s fight for Balochistan continues even though he is far from home.

Akbar is a well-known journalist and a blogger from Balochistan, the largest province of the Pakistan. He was granted political asylum in the United States after facing threats for his writing. He is also the Editor-in- Chief of the Baloch Hal , the first online English newspaper of Balochistan, which is currently banned in Pakistan. In an exclusive interview with Story South Asia, Malik spoke about the issues of press freedom, human right violations and the future of Balochistan.
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He sent home his shirt buttons to tell us he was alive

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Farzana Majeed Baloch with Zakir Majeed's picture

Her face covered with a shawl, feet swollen, eyes dried, holding a picture of her brother tightly in her hands, Farzana Majeed is slowly and painfully covering the 450 mile distance from Quetta to Karachi on foot for the past nine days. In reality, this painful journey for Farzana began four years ago, when her family received a call at their home informing that her brother had been “picked up” on his way from Mastung. Having attended funerals of hundreds of tortured and mutilated young men, who had been disappeared under similar circumstances and later dumped in various corners of Balochistan, Farzana knew very well that her brother may meet the same fate.

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Balochs protest outside White House as Sharif meets Obama

baloch-protest-in-washington-usa-1WASHINGTON, DC: Members of the Baloch community protested outside the White House on Wednesday morning as Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with U.S. President Barrack Obama as a part of his three-day long trip to Washington, D.C.

The protesters, who came from different U.S. cities, condemned Islamabad’s fresh military operations against Baloch political activists, including the kill and dump activities and forced disappearances attributed to Pakistani intelligence agencies. Native Balochs from Irani and Pakistani Balochistan attended the protest while several American citizens also participated in the march outside the U.S. president’s residence.
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براہمداغ بگٹی نے واشنگٹن میں ہونیوالے بین الاقوامی بلوچستان کانفرنس میں‌شرکت سے معذرت کرلی‌

بلوچ قوم یہ نہ سمجھیں کہ ہمیں‌سرزمین اور بلوچ قوم کیلئے منعقد ہونے والی تقاریب میں‌شرکت سے کوئی سروکار نہیں حالانکہ ہم چاہتے ہیں کہ اس طرح کی تقاریب کا انعقاد ہونا چاہئے جہاں سے بین الاقوامی سطح پر بلوچ سرزمین پر ہونے والے ظلم و جبر کو دنیا کے سامنے لایا جاسکے۔ لیکن جن تقاریب سے بلوچ قوم اور سرزمین کو کسی قسم کا فائدہ نہ پہنچے اور جہاں بلوچ دشمن عناصر اور آستین کے سانپ بیٹھے ہوں ان میں‌شرکت کرنا بلوچ قومی معیشت اور وقت کے ضیاع کے سوا اور کچھ بھی نہیں‌لٰہذا واشنگٹن ڈی سی میں‌منعقد ہونے والی بلوچستان بین الاقوامی کانفرنس سے معذرت کرلی گئی ہے

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Rights Groups Tie Pakistan to Militants’ Disappearances

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by ERIC SCHMITT

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is expressing alarm over reports that thousands of political separatists and captured Taliban insurgents have disappeared into the hands of Pakistan’s police and security forces, and that some may have been tortured or killed.

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Protest against killing of Baluch by the Pakistani state, terror party

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American Friends of Baluchistan
–Liberation is a fundamental right of every nation

WHAT: Please join Baluch, Sindhi, Pashtun in protest against the terrorism unleashed by the Pakistani state and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (M.Q.M.) of fugitive terrorist Altaf Hussain on the Baluch people in Pakistan.
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Hunger stike in front of Norwegian embassy, Dec 10

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American Friends of Baluchistan
— Liberty is a fundamental right of every nation

WASHINGTON DC, Dec. 9, 2009: The Baluch in the USA are marking the international human rights day by drawing the world attention to nearly 8,000 Baluch missing in Pakistan Occupied Baluchistan.

Rain, snow or shine, a dawn to dusk hunger strike will be staged by an activist of the American Friends of Baluchistan in front of the Norwegian embassy in Washington DC, to apprise the world about the silence over the abduction of Norwegian Baluch national Ehsan Arjemandi, 34.
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Baluch International Conference – Washington DC (Nov 21-22, 2009)

Baluchistan International Conference, Nov 21-22, 2009 Washington DC

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Baluch leaders in USA meeting in Washington DC to discuss Iran elections

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