Saturday, August 8, 2009

BHRC Canada protest against the murder of three Baloch political leaders

On Apr 23, 2009, the Vancouver Chapter of BHRC (Canada) is holding a peaceful rally to protest the brutal murders of Baloch political activists and leaders.

BHRC, Vancouver, will highlight Pakistani military crimes against citizens of Balochistan in an effort to help Canadians understand the ground reality in Balochistan. All defenders of human rights and peace loving citizens are invited to attend.

Location: in front of Vancouver Central Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street, next to Canadian Broadcasting Corporations (CBC) building.

Press Release

Canada; BHRC (Press Release on April 23, 2009) Balochistan Human Rights Council of Canada, Vancouver, chapters through their rally appealed to the United Nations and Canadian government to notice and help to stop further extra judicial killing of Baloch leaders and activists by Pakistani intelligence agencies and to get to the heart of the catastrophic and unbearable situation of Balochistan.

We are gathered here today against the judicial killing of three significant Baloch leaders whom were kidnapped in broad day light on April 3rd, 2009 from a court chamber. They were Advocates of Kachkol Ali in Turbat, Balochistan. He was a Balochistan Assembly opposition leader and he has been an eyewitness of brazen kidnapping of three Baloch leaders.

The Pakistani state sponsored terrorist intelligence first tortured three leaders inhumanly, in barbaric methods that these three leaders suffered gun shots in their head. They committed the murder of three Baloch leaders: Mir Ghulam Mohammad Baloch, Lala Munir Baloch and Sher Mohammad Baloch.

According to reports their dead bodies were carried by Pakistani Army helicopters and thrown 35 kilometers away from the location they disappeared and their dead bodies were found on April 8th, 2009 in the hills of Balochistan.

Of great notice is that the leader Mir Ghulam Mohammad Baloch, who negotiated with the United Nations staff along with the prominent Baloch leader Nawab Khair Baksh Marri, was a participant in releasing United Nation refugee agency director John Solecki. It was due to the efforts of these Baloch leaders that the United Nation refugee agency executive was released on April 2nd, 200. And surprisingly the next day of his release three Baloch leaders were kidnapped by Pakistani intelligence agencies.

The UN and US Embassy in Islamabad have both strongly condemned the barbaric acts and murder of three Baloch leaders. The United Nations showed their condolence to their families and called their murder a "serious concern".

BHRC is highlighting all human rights violations against their people in Western (Iranian occupied Balochistan) and Eastern (Pakistani occupied Balochistan). Iranian government is executing Baloch religious scholars and human rights activists because Baloch are a Sunni minority who are ruled by a Shia majority regime.

BHRC of Canada wants to remind the democratic world and the United Nations that since 2005 the there has been operations by the bloody Pakistani military against the Baloch people. Till today, there are hundreds of innocent Baloch included political activists, leaders, students and 141 Baloch women who are under the Pakistani military detention. They are being tortured and even 23 year old female Baloch teacher Zarina Marri has been kept as a sex slave by Pakistani military officers.

But they keep denying, similarly in January 2005 Pakistani military officer Hamed raped a female physician, Dr. Shazia Khalid in Sui, Balochistan. The state head, former dictator Pervez Musharraf, declared that his army officer is not guilty, till today he is free without any charge.

In Balochistan all the disappearances have been exposed by Baloch families who've tried all avenues such as hunger strikes, rally, press briefing, demonstration and have been approaching the Pakistani court and justice system for four years. They have been demanding to bring their loved ones to court, charge if they have committed any illegal act or else release them. But years have passed; there is no progress on this till today even under the present civilian government of Pakistan.

BHRC condemned both non-democratic and fundamentalist regimes of Pakistan and Iran their human rights violations against the Baloch people in both occupied Balochistan.

Aziz Baloch

BHRC (Vancouver chapters)

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