Balochistan: Military abduct 13 more from Khuzdar and Kech districts

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Pakistani security forces abducted 13 persons from Khuzdar and Kech districts of Balochistan.
On 03 October 2018, security forces and personnel of intelligence agencies abducted Mirak Babo and Badal Rahmdil, residents of Konshkalat, Tump, district Kech from Turbat town of the district.
On the same day, forces abducted Yousif Iqbal, resident of Malikabad, Tump, district Kech from Kech Bazar.
On 02 October 2018, forces abducted Yasib Hasil and Akil Pollan from Dasht, district Kech.
On 01 October 2018, forces abducted Zubair Jumma, Yasir Jalil, Akhter Mohammad Azim and his brother Akbar, from Sulo area of Buleda, district Kech.
On 30 September 2018, forces Raided Dizder village of Dasht, district Kech and abducted Shehak Allah Bakhsh, resident of Dasht.
On 24 September 2018, forces and personnels of intelligence agencies abducted Riaz Kahni from Noorgama Bazar, district Khuzdar. On the same day, forces Zarin Saleh and Fahad Dad Karim Khairabad, district Kech.
Whereabouts of the abductees remain unknown.
The Pakistan military adopted a policy of enforced disappearances and severe military operations to stifle the Baloch peoples struggle for their political and economic rights. Since 2004, thousands of Baloch activists, poets, students, rights activists and others have been forcibly disappeared. The military keeps their whereabouts unknown and subjects them to torture for months and sometimes for years.
In 2009, the situation got worse. The Pakistan military abducted three key Baloch leaders, including Ghulam Mohammad Baloch who was the President of the Baloch National Movement (BNM), from the Turbat city of Balochistan on April 3, 2009. In a week, on April 9, their tortured and bullet-riddled bodies were found dumped near the Turbat city. It was the beginning of the military’s now infamous kill-and-dump operations, in which they abduct political activists, journalists, educationists, student activists and human rights defenders, and later dump their bodies in desolated areas.

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