Balochistan: Produce victims of enforced disappearances in court.

The HRCB stands with the protesting and grieving families of Balochistan’s missing persons on the eve of Eid ul Fitr. We support their demands for the release of their loved ones abducted and disappeared by the Pakistani military. Religious and cultural festivals and events are the opportunities for the people of Balochistan to come together, visit their extended families and …

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Another student-cum-cultural activist forcibly disappeared in Balochistan

  Sana Syapad is a student in Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad, where he was supposed to complete his M. Phil. He is the president of a literary society, Naseer Kubdani Labzaki Diwan, based in Kharan, his home-town. Sana was abducted by personnel of Frontier Corps, a paramilitary force, from his home-town, Kharan on 12 May, 2020. His whereabouts remains …

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The boy who beat cancer killed by FC

Seventeen-year-old Imam Sher Muhammad was hit by two bullets in the leg when personnel of Frontier Corps opened fire on a vehicle on April 30 in the Aspi Kahn area of district Kech. He was taken by the FC to their checkpost where he remained on the floor without treatment for hours. He was later handed over to the local …

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HRCB’s website banned in Pakistan

Our website has been banned in Pakistan. When you try to access it, a notice appears that reads: “Surf Safely! The site you are trying to access contains content that is prohibited for viewership from within Pakistan.” We are unable to understand the reason for the ban as we have made clear on quite a few occasions that we are …

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Former missing person, Nazir Doda disappeared again

Nazir Doda who was released after remaining disappear for fourteen months in 2014 has been abducted once again, this time with brother Wali Mohammad and a relative, Tangai. They are residents of Maher Mand in Kech district, a village near the Iran-Pakistan border and birth place of Dilip Shikari, a top militant leader in Balochistan. Unlike his fellows, Shikari is …

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Balochistan: 16 killed, 45 abducted in April as military raids increased

Amid the Covid-19 lockdown, Balochistan witnessed a surge in military raids with 16 killed and 45 abducted in April. As many as 73 people had been picked up by the Pakistani forces, including students, women, children, and infants, but 28 were later released. The whereabouts of the 45 remain unknown. A teenage boy Murad Jan was called in the military …

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Pakistani army abducts dozens, burns down villages in Kolwah Balochistan

Shawkat  Teláhó and Nur Hán Bashir, residents of Mádag village of district Kech, went to Kolwah and Dhandar to buy food for their families but did not return even after three days. They bought their ration from Kolwah and Dhandar, their former villages and left for their new village, Mádag on 15 April. Their new village is called Mádagay Kalát. …

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Balochistan: 10 disappeared, 8 killed in a week during pandemic lockdown

Despite the Pakistani government’s countless promises, enforced disappearances – the heinous practice by which state forces take someone in custody but deny doing so – is still not a crime in Pakistan. Thousands of disappeared, as well as their families, have yet to see justice. During the second week of April 2020, 10 civilians were abducted by security forces, 4 …

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