Tuesday, March 4, 2014

US State department Human Rights report on Sindh & Balochistan

Politically motivated killings of Baloch nationalists continued in Balochistan and
Karachi. On August 14, security forces allegedly killed Secretary General of the
Baloch Student Organization Azad Raza Jahangeer, along with another
Balochistan National Movement leader in Turbat. Separately, security agents
allegedly abducted Zaheer Baloch, a son of Baloch Republican Party leader Anwar
Baloch, from Panjgur in April. In June authorities found Baloch’s corpse near
Karachi.  The South Asia Terrorism Portal reported that journalists, teachers, students, and
human rights defenders also were targeted in Balochistan. In 2012 at least 690
civilians were victims of violence in Balochistan. According to a July 2012
Interior Ministry report, at least 868 persons had been killed in Balochistan since
2010. The report stated that Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Lashkar-e-Balochistan, Baloch
Musalla Difa Tanzeem, and the Baloch Liberation Army were involved in
disrupting law and order in the province. According to the HRCP, terrorist attacks
in Balochistan killed 2,050 innocent persons and injured another 3,822 in 2012.
Read More: http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/220614.pdf

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