Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Demonstration Against Human Rights Violations in Balochistan at the 18th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

Demonstration hosted by the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) and the Baloch Human Rights Council, to protest against the increasing number of human rights violations in Balochistan, Pakistan.
Thursday, 15 September 2011
Geneva, Palais des Nations ‘Broken Chair Square’
On Thursday 15th of September Baloch human rights defenders will congregate at the 'Broken Chair' outside the Palais des Nations between 10am and 12 noon to protest against the number of enforced disappearances of Baloch political activists and human rights defenders in Balochistan.
This demonstration will raise awareness of the alarming number of enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings and arbitrary detentions that have been reported by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and prompt the international community to act.
Key people expected to attend this protest include former Senator of Pakistan, Senator Sanaullah Baloch of Balochistan National Party, who served as a Member of the Senate of Pakistan between 2003-2008 and as a Member of the National Assembly between 1997-1999, and Mr Noordin Mengal, prominent figure in bring Baloch human rights issues to international forums.
Balochistan National Party strive for Baloch National right to self-determination through non-violent, peaceful and democratic means and Baloch Human Rights Council is a non profit charitable organisation solely dedicated to highlight human rights abuses in Balochistan.
The demonstration is to take place before a parallel event at the 18th Session of the UN Human Rights Council entitled ‘Climate of Fear: Enforced Disappearances, Extrajudicial Killings & Arbitrary Detention in Balochistan’. This parallel event will be co-hosted by UNPO and the Society for Threatened Peoples, and will take place between 12:00 and 14:00 at the Palais des Nations in room XXIII.
For More information on this event visit http://www.unpo.org/article/13151
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1 comment:

  1. I would like to request the United Nations and the International Communities to pay a serious attention to the BALOCH cause realizing the horrible numbers of unlawful,immoral and inhuman enforced disappearances,abductions and extrajudicial killings committed by the government of Pakistan against the people of BALOCHISTAN just because they are asking for their fundamental rights.