Monday, March 12, 2012

Balochistan ceasefire and political settlement proposed at UN By Peter Thatchel

Speaking at the UN in Geneva, British human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has "condemned Pakistan's intensified repression in Balochistan, urged the UN to send a fact-finding mission, called on the International Criminal Court to issue arrest warrants for Pakistani leaders and outlined proposals for military de-escalation and a negotiated political settlement in Balochistan."
Mr Tatchell was addressing a panel being held in parallel with the 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council. He spoke alongside the Pakistani author Tarek Fatah and the Baloch nationalists and human rights defenders, Mehran Baluch and Noordin Mengal, on Thursday 8 March.
 He outlined a six-point programme to deescalate the military conflict and secure a negotiated political settlement in Balochistan:

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