Friday, August 7, 2009

Baloch Human Rights Council press Release



A protest demonstration was held in front of Bush House (BBC World service office in London) on 19 April 2009. The protest demonstration was organized by Baloch Human Rights Council in collaboration with the World Sindhi Congress and Sindhi Baloch Forum. A large number of Baloch, Sindhi and other human rights activists took part in the protest. The gathering was to protest against the cold blooded murder of Baloch leaders Mir Ghulam Mohd Baloch. Baloch, Sher Mohd Baloch and Lala Muneer Baloch by Pakistani military agencies. It was also to express solidarity with the slain leader’s families. The main purpose of the rally was to inform the international community of the atrocities of Pakistan against the Baloch.

Ms.Suriya Makhdom of World Sindhi Congress said that Pakistan army is responsible for extra judicial murder of Nawab Bugti, Balach Marri and the Martyrs of Turbat. She said Ghulam Mohammed Balohch, Lala Munir Baloch and Sher Mohammed Baloch were the true sons of soil who paid the ultimate price and had proven their loyalty toward Balochistan and Baloch Nation. She said that World Sindhi Congress and the Sindhi Nation are with their Baloch brothers at the grieved time.

Jamshed Amiri of Balochistan United Front (Iranian occupied) said that he strongly condemns the brutal murder of Baloch leaders by Pakistani agencies. He said that Pakistan was committing war crimes in Balochistan and Pakistan army generals should be tried in the International criminal court. He said Baloch in Iran are also suffering same fate by the hands of Iranian fundamentalist regime.

Waja Akbar Barakzai executive president of Baloch Human Rights Council also addressed the gathering. He said that Baloch have suffered a lot. He said the Baloch struggle is against the occupation of their country. He stated that Baloch are pushed against the wall, now they have no option but to fight. Sighting the example of Yaqoob Mehrnahad Mr Barakzai said that Baloch youth are being killed by the Iranian regime as well. He informed the press and participants of the rally that hundreds of Baloch have been executed by the Iranian fundamentalist regime and many are still missing.

Baloch leader Sardarzada Hyrbair Marri condemned the killing of Baloch patriotic leaders in strongest possible words. He further said that these leaders sacrificed their lives for the freedom of their motherland. He said that the Baloch are struggling for freedom of their land in accordance with Geneva Convention.

Miss Negar Baloch expressed her sympathies with the families of slain leaders. She said that it is high time that Baloch got united and started a joint struggle against the oppressors of the Baloch Nation. A united Baloch struggle could lead the Baloch nation toward their independence sooner, she said.

Samad Baloch general secretary of Baloch Human Rights Council gave a graphic detail of how the three Baloch leaders were arrested from the office of their lawyers in broad day light by Pakistani agencies. He said that the Baloch leaders had been subjected to torture before being mercilessly shot and murdered. He said that Baloch have no faith in Pakistan’s inquiry committees and demanded an international investigation into the murder of Baloch leaders. He said UN should establish a fact finding mission to investigate the extra-judicial killing of Ghulam Mohd Baloch, Sher Mohd Baloch and Laala Muneer Baloch and that the perpetrators of the crimes against humanity in Balochistan should be brought to justice by initiating cases against them in the international court of justice in The Hague. He appealed to the British prime minister to use the influence of the British government for the stationing of an international peace keeping force in Balochistan to save a whole nation being systematically wiped out by the Pakistani State.

Issued By: Samad Baloch
Secretary General
Baloch Human Rights Council

London 20-04-09

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