Balochistan: Military tortured family members of exiled HR activist

Asadullah, the younger brother of Lateef Johar, an exiled human rights activist and deputy coordinator of our organization was called to the FC (Frontier Corps) camp, located in Gosháng village in Kolwa, Awaran of Balochistan two weeks ago. He was hanged by military men and severely tortured for hours. It is not the first time that military attacked the family …

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Balochistan: Four students among 15 forcibly disappeared

The growing number of missing persons, extrajudicial killings, intimidations, illegal detentions, looting, unwarranted searches, physically assaulting and beating-up women during raids continued with impunity. Pakistani forces kept on violating all the rules of law brought into line with international human rights commitments; however, the past few months witnessed a huge surge in the number of torture cases during the raids …

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Balochistan: Enforced disappearances continue amid Corona crisis

Balochistan was swept with a sudden surge in COVID-19 cases during March. The global pandemic was helped spread in Balochistan by the incompetent handling of travelers entering Balochistan from Iran. Thousands of travelers were kept in narrowly erected tents in hot, filthy conditions in Taftan under the watch of Levies and the army. The Balochistan Government termed the measure as …

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Swedish authorities must act immediately to find missing Baloch journalist, Sajid Hussain. HRCB

The Human Right Council of Balochistan (HRCB) is deeply concerned about the safety and well-being of senior Baloch journalist and writer, Sajid Hussain, who mysteriously disappeared from Uppsala, Sweden on March 2, 2020. Mr Hussain was living in Stockholm and decided to shift to a private student accommodation in Uppsala on 2nd of March because of his work and studies. After reaching Uppsala, …

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The HRCB demands immediate disclosure of Zahid Baloch location and health condition

Mr. Zahid was arrested and disappeared from Quetta, Balochistan, on March 18, 2014. He was then the chairman of the Baloch Students Organization Azad (BSO-Azad). His organization and family claim that the Frontier Corps (FC) and secret agencies of Pakistan are the perpetrators of his disappearance. According to his family, they still have no clue about his whereabouts and health, …

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Balochistan: 40 persons disappeared, 12 killed in February

On feb 3, Pakistani forces whisked away Shodo son of Nanda bugti from Jarwa, Sui, district Dera Bugti On feb 6, forces took away five people during a raid in Tanki, Basima, district Washuk. The victims were identified as Khuda Raham Qadir Bakhsh, Ameen Mubarak, Rafeeq Muhammad noor, Ahmad Badal and Abdul Razzaq Allah Bakhsh. On feb 11, forces abducted …

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Balochistan 2019: Military whisked away 568 persons and killed another 241

Preface The year 2019 saw no improvement in the Human rights situation for the people in Pakistan’s restive province of Balochistan. Enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrests, target killings and military operations continued unabated and with impunity. We have received partial details of 568 cases of enforced disappearances and 241 killings during the year 2019. Most of the forcibily disappeared persons were …

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Extrajudicial killings: Traced cases of Balochistan

Summary In 2009, Pakistan state switched pace to what is known as the notorious Kill and Dump policy following years of enforced disappearances across Balochistan. It is estimated that more than 7,000 people were extrajudicially executed by Pakistan’s security forces since the year 2000. However, the actual number of cases is believed to be much higher than estimated given the …

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Balochistan: 48 forcibly disappeared, 12 killed in January

At least 48 people were forcibly disappeared and 12 killed in Balochistan in January this year. They are the latest victims of a military operation launched in Balochistan in the early 2000s to curb a separatist Baloch insurgency. Thousands have gone missing and hundreds murdered since then. Human rights groups, Pakistan’s own judiciary and a number of parliamentarians have held …

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