Occupied Balochistan: Baloch lawyer Shaheed Zaman Khan Marri who’s body had been recovered from near Mastung has been laid to rest in New Kahan “Martyrs of Balochistan graveyard”. Many hundreds of Baluch activists from different political parties, Student Organisations, lawyers and residents of New Kahan and Killi Kamaloo have participated in his funeral to pay their last respects to Shaheed advocated Marri. He was buried with great respect and pride, Baluchistan’s flag was hoisted on his grave as a sign to let the Baluch enemy know that Shaheed Zaman Marri’s sacrifices will not go in vain.
Zaman Marri had been abducted on 19 August 2010 near his private office Janah Road Quetta while he was on his way home to Killi Kamaloo. Advocate Marri a resident of New Kahan was now residing in Killi Kamalo near Saryad Raod. He was an honest lawyer and one of the aspects of his death could his voluntary help for the Baluch abducted persons; as he was representing many Baluch political detainees free of charge. He was raising voice against Pakistan’s atrocities against Baluch people in the legal battle ground. For his service to Baluch Nation Zaman Marri was brutally murder by Pakistan’s intelligence agencies.
According to eye-witnesses account Zaman Marri’s body bare signs of extreme torture and there were signs of shackles around his feet and hands which clearly illustrates that he was shackled with iron chains and severely tortured before his murder by shooting him in the head.
Meanwhile Baluch political parties including BNM, BRP, BSO-azaad, and the Baluch Human Rights Organisation the Voice for Baluch Missing Persons have strongly condemned the inhuman and cold-blooded murder of Zaman Marri. Nasrullah Baluch of VBMP has said that the Pakistani state intelligence agencies are violating all international human rights laws yet the silence of UN and other International Human rights Organisations is beyond his understanding. Vice Chairman of VBMP Qadeer Baluch has also strongly condemned gross murder of Zaman Marri. He said that Pakistan military and other security forces have started to kill Baluch prisoners one after another and it a matter of great concern for the Baluch Nation. He urged the UN secretary general Mr. Ban Ki Moon to take urgent notice of the killing of Baloch political activists in the custody of Pakistani security forces.
On the other hand BSO-azaad termed such brutal and inhuman acts of Pakistan as the psychological failure of the state and its intelligence agencies and a continuation of ongoing genocide of Baluch people. The BSO (A) central spokesperson said that Pakistan wanted to strengthen its illegal occupation on Baluch land by restoring to such savageness but the Baluch are now mentally and physically ready to face the barbarism of Pakistan. “The state has realised that Baluch are struggling on ideological and practical basis against the occupation of their motherland, hence the state forces are committing such gross, inhuman and uncivilized act of torture and murder to discourage Baluch people”. BSO (A) has also strongly condemned the raid on BNM shaal zone leader Agha Ashraf Delsozand arrest of several activists in Khuzdar’s Lazo region.
Meantime BRP and BNM have also strongly condemned the killing Zaman Marri in their press statements. They demanded the safe and early release of the rest of the Baluch detainees.