Tuesday, 21 September 2010

UK: Join the Protest against enforced-disappearance


Venue: Amnesty International (UK)
1 Easton Street
London WC1X0DW
Date & Time: Friday 1st October 2pm – 5pm
Nearest station: Farringdon Tube Station


London: As a part of continuous campaign against forced-disappearances the International Voice for Baloch Missing Person is holding a protest demonstration in front of Amnesty International main office in London on Friday 1st October 2010. IVBMP believes that enforced disappearances constitute a crime against humanity and calls upon all Humanity loving individuals and organisations to rise against such crimes. Every day thousands of people are being deprived of their basic right of liberty and right to live by suppressive regimes around the world just for asking for their democratic rights and right to freedom. In the same manner Iranian and Pakistani state regime and their death squads have disappeared and killed in cold-blood several Baloch men, women and children. The victims of state terrorism include students, lawyers, doctors, political activists and other members of public who have been asking for justice, equality and freedom.

The year 2010 witnessed a rapid increase in the deaths of missing persons: Around 20 bodies were recovered within the alarmingly short span of one month.

Najib Langavo and Faiz Baloch’s bodies were recovered from Satellite Town on July 24, followed by the recovery of the dead bodies of Farooq Mengal and Ashfaq Mullah Zai on July 27. Two other missing persons were killed in August and their bodies dumped in a Quetta suburb. The victims were identified as Bahar Khan Bangulzai and Ghulam Qadir Marri. Police recovered three more bodies, those of Nazeer Ahmed from Mastung on August 7 and Khan Muhammad Mengal and Zohaib Rodaini on August 13. In addition, the bodies of Arz Muhammad and Muhammad Umar were recovered from Brewery Road and that of Abdul Rehman from Khanozai on August 25. Moreover, bodies of advocate Zaman Khan Marri, a lawyer of Balochistan High court, was found in Mastung town in Balochistan on 06-09-2010. He had been abducted from outside his private chamber in Quetta Balochistan.

The body of Ali Marri, a cousin of lawyer Zaman Khan Marri, who was abducted by the Pakistani agencies on 04-07-2010 from Quetta was found in Mastung town in Balochistan on Monday morning.

According to family of shaheed Laeya Marri his body was mutilated and brutally tortured. “Nobody would have been able to recognise him if his Pakistani official captors had not put a letter in his pocket with his name written on it”.Hospital sources also revealed that all the victims had died of bullet wounds to the head and bore torture marks on their faces, their hands, as well as other parts of their bodies.

The International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons appeals to all Baloch friends in the UK to join the protest to show their solidarity with the families of Baloch forced-disappeared activists and expressed their anger against suppressive Iranian and Pakistani regimes.

IVBMP also appeals to Human rights Organisations, Human Rights Activists and Organisation of oppressed people who are either struggling for their liberation or struggling against atrocities of suppressive regimes against occupied Nations to join the protest to highlight the issue of enforced disappearances in Balochistan.

Organizer: International Voice of Baloch Missing Persons
Contact: info@bygwaah.com

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