Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Baloch nationalist leaders claim 147 women among 13,300 persons missing since 2000

KARACHI:Around 13,300 Baloch people are missing since 2000 to till date, claimed by Baloch nationalist leaders raising voice of its nation. Qadeer Baloch, Vice Chairman, Voiced for Baloch Missing Persons, while talking to Business Recorder on Tuesday claimed that so far 13,300 Baloch nationals had been made missing in which 147 women were included.

Baloch complained that Supreme Court Judicial Commission for missing persons had also been failed. The report of the commission is based on dishonesty and biased and we rejected the report completely, he maintained. Baloch said the tenure of the commission was earlier six months but later it was extended twice for three months but after one year neither any member of the commission went to the home of missing persons nor any information was provided about the torture cells.

According to Baloch, Frontier Constabilary (FC) personnel started operation in an area of Quetta city Kulli Kambrani two days back in the night when temperature was freezing and people including children and women were forced to spend the whole night above the sky while at the end of operation FC personnel arrested 70 men and took along with them.

Baloch said there is law of the jungle in Balochistan while adding it is necessary for police to produce the detained person before Magistrate within 24 hours but no one was produced.

We have been organising hunger strike camps at Karachi, Islamabad and Balochistan for one year and we organised to hold a camp in Karachi third time on December 19, 2010, but despite passing 10 days nothing happened, Baloch claimed. He appealed the United Nations, European Union, human rights organisations, civil society and journalist fraternity to take up their voice for releasing missing person and put pressure on government in this regard.

Baloch National Struggle wont Halt, Baloch nation will see the dawn of Freedom:BLF

Occupied Balochistan: The Spokesman of Baloch Liberation Front Mr Doda Baloch spoke about the yesterday incident happened in Basima where a veterinary hospital was bombed, in second incident two PTCL cabinet were torched in Turbat and on Monday night an agent of Pakistani intelligence agency named Imtiaz was killed in Panjgur, he confirmed these incident from an unknown location via satellite phone in the late hours of Monday.

Mr Baloch stated that including those entire incidents a wine store was also attacked by the fighters of Balochistan Liberation front and he also claimed the responsibility of all these attacks.

He further stated by clarifying that who ever tries to spy against Baloch National Movement of Freedom or tries to put obstacle in between it will be hit by the freedom fighters, doesn’t matters from which Tribe or nation he belongs to and if any so called Nawab, Sardar or Tribal personality tries to be a hurdle in between national liberation he should know that his status is nothing equal to Baloch National liberation struggle and we will hit them whenever we like.

Those who are alive from the thrown pieces of establishment should be aware that we Baloch freedom fighters are well aware of their status that how they try to lock themselves in their houses by given excuses that Baloch National Liberation Struggle is nothing but Tribal wars those Nawabs and Sardars should know better that Baloch Nation will soon finish them up.

He continued by Saluting those martyred who sacrificed their lives to give fuel to this revolution, he said that those who were killed by Pakistani army in the torture cells and later there mutilated bodies were found have given a new reason and soul for this national liberation struggle and has risen up the spirit of Baloch freedom fighters.

In last he assured Baloch nation that this struggle wont halt until the dawn of Freedom is seen, he stated that Mohammad Jan who is a levies officer escaped from the earlier attack but he will be hit again.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Baloch Nation should disassociate themselves from pro-Pakistan Nawabs and Sardars: BLA

Occupied Balochistan: Baloch nation should abandon their personal interests and join the ranks of those who are fighting for the freedom of Balochland. It is the demand of time and situation that Baloch must unite and stand against the enemy of Baloch Nation. These views were been expressed by a senior commander of Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) in video message which has been posted on Youtube and distributed to news agencies in Balochistan. The masked BLA commander said “We are at war against the enemy of Baloch Nation. We are fighting for the Independence of Balochistan. We salute all those mothers, sisters and father who’s loved ones are being killed in custody by enemy forces. However, these atrocities are not unexpected because the path that we have chosen is full of difficulties and we have to be ready for sacrifices both mentally and physically”.

The BLA commander who spoke both Balochi and Brahui (dialect of Balochi) said that Baloch have been living on this land for thousands of years. Their language, culture and traditions are much different than those who occupied this land. It is our right to stop those who occupied our motherland and they are robbing our natural resources. The outsiders are treating Baloch as their slaves in their own country. We (Baloch) must ask these occupiers that who has given them the right to rule on our land? Is a God-given right, any human authorized them or is it just the greed which forced them to invade our land? Baloch youth are being martyred for asking these simple questions. The atrocities of the state have exceeded all the limits and no Baloch feels safe in their own country.

The Baloch commander said they were disappointed and surprised on how their own Baloch brothers have been brainwashed to take side of the enemy and provide them information against Baloch fighters. “They (enemies) are trying to create hurdles for us in our own homes”. Without naming anyone the BLA commander said that “These (agents) are the stooges and remainders of the British who have become so powerless that they cannot breathe before their Punjabi masters. They are killing Baloch youth to gain two time bread from themselves. Those youth have abandoned their homes and personal gains for the interest of Baloch Nation and freedom of Balochland”.

In their video message the BLA fighters requested the Baloch nation to expose the faces of enemy agents. Even though the BLA has made their policy how to deal with these collaborators, however, the Baloch Nations should also decide what to do with them because greater responsibility lies on the shoulders of Baloch Nation. Everyone must socially boycott those who are sitting in the lap of the enemies of Balochistan. “We (Baloch) should cut off all ties from these stooges of enemy and stop following them to make them realize that they are isolated and not from us”. These agents of enemy are so powerless that they can’t even raise their heads and now they are waving their tails to point the directions of liberation seeking Balochs.

The message of BLA further said that these agents are neither Nawab nor Sadar they are only stooges of enemy and BLA has made a policy how sort them out. Baloch Nation must also recognize them; they hired thieves, criminal and bandits at the hands of enemy and the enemy is using them against Baloch freedom fighters to harm the Baloch Nation cause.

BLA in their message appealed the Baloch Nation to expose such people and inform Baloch political forces and the BLA about their black deeds. The collaborators do not deserve forgiveness. They should not think that they can weaken the Baloch freedom struggle by taking advantage of Baloch weaknesses. “They are not from us (Baloch) and we do not consider them as our people; they were living on the pieces of enemy and now they depend on Punjabis”. If they are being well fed by the Punjabis and cannot do anything against their master then at least they must not talk against Baloch freedom fighters; if they cannot do anything they must keep quite. “If they still do not understand then BLA knows how to punish them”.

The BLA message further said that “We (BLA) are an organization and we are taking forward a program, which is the freedom of Balochistan. BLA is not the whole Baloch nation neither do we make any such claims. We ask all Baloch political parties, and freedom loving Baloch youth to unite if they believe in the cause of liberation and follow our ideology. We should keep aside our petty tribal issues and personal interests (egoism); stand together against the common enemy of Baloch Nation. We are only Baloch and that’s what we should call ourselves if we want to progress and prosperous. It is the demand of the time and current circumstances that we should leave behind tribal interests and protect our (Baloch) National interests”.

BLA commander further urged the Baloch Nation to decide one day as “NATIONAL REMEMBERCE DAY” to pay tributes to Baloch Martyrs instead of holding each martyrs day separately. On this day we should send a unanimous massage to International World that those youth, men and women of our Nation who have sacrificed their present for our future will be remembered as our heroes. This day we must tell the world that Baloch martyrs sacrificed their lives for nothing less than free Balochistan.

In their video message BLA also suggested that one day should be nominated as “Mehr Rouch” [National Unity or affection Day] to show solidarity with Baloch sarmachaars and to prove to the world that Baloch Nation rallies behind the Baloch freedom fighters. At the end of their video message BLA saluted the Martyrs of Balochistan and their families for their courageous fight against occupying forces. They termed the statements and messages of Baloch freedom loving people as a source of inspiration for Baloch freedom fighters.

The video message was dedicated to Saheed Irfan, Shaheed Sarwar aka Khalil Baloch, Shaheed Warna Majeed Zehri Baloch and Shaheed Sami Mengal. In other parts of videos the BLA showed their attacks against occupying forces in different part of Balochistan. The video message also contained footages of some government agents who have been filmed while having picnics with Pakistan army Brigadiers. 

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Bodies of four Baloch abducted youth discovered, police arrested 80 Baloch in Quetta

Occupied Balochistan: Four dead bodies of missing persons have been found from different areas in Balochistan. The deceased have been identified and Baloch Nationalists protested against the continued recovery of the bodies of abducted Baloch political activists.

Ayub Tareen of BBC reported that bodies of Faraz Sarparah and Zubair Sarparah have been found near Killi Qambarani area on Sunday morning (Today). The victims had been shot in the head and their corpses were stuffed in rucksack. The police have shifted the bodies to Bolan Medical Complex for identification.

On the other hand two bodies of Shahzian Marri and Sohbat Marri were found in Dasht area 20 kilometres in the south of Quetta. Dasht Levy forces have shifted their bodies to a hospital in Quetta. Official sources from Quetta reported that notes were found from the pockets of the victims with their names written on them.

The two bodies in Killi Qambarani were found on the exact location where two days ago a police vehicle was attacked, as a result of the attack one police sub-inspector was killed and five policemen were injured. The police have arrested 80 people on suspicious after this attack on the police team.

The residents of killi Qambarani protested against these arrests on Sunday at Quetta Press Club. The protesters strongly condemned the in-custody killings of Baloch abducted activists. They demanded the immediate release of 80 innocent people who were arrested from killi Qambarani in past 24 hours. 

Missing students: Protesters demand foreign intervention

Occupied Balochistan: The Baloch Students Organisation (BSO) – Azad on Saturday held a demonstration to protest the kidnapping of its activists and demanded that international humanitarian organisations intervene in the matter.

The demonstration was held at the Quetta press club. Protesters chanted slogans against the government and security forces accusing them of killing political opponents while in custody.

Addressing the protesters, BSO leader Banuk Andalaib criticised the judiciary for being a mere “spectator” in dealing with the issue of missing persons and the extra-judicial arrest of young Baloch people and political opponents.

“The chief justice took notice of missing prisoners but completely ignored the long-standing issue of missing Balochs and the worsening human rights situation in Balochistan in which the security agencies are directly involved,” she said. Andalaib added that attitude towards Baloch people can be gauged by how they received decomposed bodies of their loved ones during the holy month of Ramazan and even on the eve of Eid.

The protesters urged the United Nations and other international humanitarian organisations to intervene and take notice of the “inhumane treatment” of Baloch political opponents.

According to BSO, as many as four bullet-riddled bodies of its activists have been recovered from different parts of Balochistan while 16 of its activists are still missing. (Courtesy: Tribune Express)

Message of Abdulrauf Rigi, speaker of BPRM and a younger brother of Commander Abdulmalek Rigi

I am Jamal Baloch: Personal Testimony of An Abduction

Summary: On October 4, 2010, 17-year-old engineering student Jamal Baloch traveled to the Al-Noor Hotel in Karachi. As he pulled up to the hotel in a rickshaw, two men emerged from a silver colored, 4-door car and started to walk towards him. Jamal, fearing he would be abducted like other Baloch youth, fled.
On October 10, Jamal went to college where two policemen jumped him from behind and pushed him into a car with the help of two persons in civilian dress. In the car the men started to question Jamal, speculating that since he had been in Mand and Gwadar he should know something about the sarmachars (Baloch resistance). Jamal responded that he was a student in Karachi for the last three to four years and didn't know anything about that--he shouted and cried that he didn't know anything.
The man sitting to his left then held him tight and removed a syringe. Jamal struggled and the person on his right grabbed his neck while the other person gave him an injection. The men continued to question him regarding who and where the sarmachar in Mand and Gwadar were. Jamal started to feel drowsy. The men continued to question him while making fun of him. They threatened that if they gave him another injection, he'd go 'insane' and lose his mind. They beat him as they questioned him. They said if you don't know anything, work for us. You should work as our informant. They threatened that if he didn't work for them, they would again abduct him, torture him and give him another injection that would make him completely insane. They told him, 'You are a student, your life is in your hands now.' After torturing him for 4 to 5 hours, they dumped him at the location where they had first picked him up.
Jamal then made his way to his friend's house via rickshaw and the friend and his brother took him to Aga Khan Hospital. The doctors performed several tests. Doctors said he should be admitted to the hospital as the injection he received may cause an infection. Jamal declined, fearing the men would return.
Following this ordeal, Jamal fell ill. His left side is still numb. He feels emotionally disturbed and his memory is affected. He has trouble sleeping. "I think my life is ruined now." He feels he can't continue his studies, nor can he stay at home, nor can he go out for work. He's afraid he will be treated like the others who are abducted--tortured and dumped at roadsides. The fear is with him all the time.
Jamal Baloch's statement: I appeal to the United Nations, Amnesty International, the Arab League, the European Nation and other human rights organizations to take note: a student like me has been abducted and tortured. There are thousands of other innocent young students in Balochistan who are also missing, being brutally tortured and killed. No one is drawing attention to all these inhumane activities of the Pakistani army.

Friday, 24 December 2010

BRP seeks recovery of Baloch missing persons

KARACHI: Baloch Republican Party (BRP) has demanded to bring back thousands of Baloch missing persons who were detained illegally and voiced its concern over the silence of United Nations on this matter. BRP's representative said that over 15,000 Baloch people including women, children and elders had been arrested and we have a list of missing persons containing around 13,300 missing Balochs.

 BRP organised a demonstration On Thursday and set up a camp outside press club where pictures of missing Balochs are placed. The protesters chanted slogans against kidnapping, arrests and detention of Baloch people. An activist Ubaidullah Baloch said that finding decomposed bodies and continuous bloodbath has become a common practice and there is no chance left to stop the genocide of Baloch nation.

CAMPACC launches briefings on ‘terrorist’ bans

London: UK bans on organisations deter people from speaking out about injustices in their homelands by prohibiting expressions of solidarity with groups deemed to be “terrorists”. These bans make the UK government complicit with oppressive regimes overseas. New briefing papers explain what this means for four communities– Kurds, Tamils, Baluch and Basques. Produced by CAMPACC in close collaboration with the four communities, the papers put the case for challenging the bans, for lifting them and thus for decriminalising migrant communities here. 

On Monday 20 December the CAMPACC celebrated the launch of four new briefing papers that highlight the impact of UK government anti-terrorism legislation on migrant communities here. In particular, bans on organisations make the UK government complicit with oppressive regimes overseas; this neither enhances human rights nor protects our security.

The participants of the meeting also had the opportunity to hear contributions from representatives of four communities – KurdsTamilsBaluch and Basques (the subjects of the four papers). Speakers had explained how their communities are living in fear under the constraints imposed by the UK’s unjust laws. In particular, the ban on overseas organisations and support for liberation movements deters people from speaking out about injustices in their homelands by prohibiting expressions of solidarity with groups deemed to be “terrorists”. The speakers complained that when their respective communities are subjected to state terrorism the civilised world stands upon and watches in horror. They were of the view that states’ sponsored terrorism is much worse than the actions of non-state actors or the Organisations that are resisting state terror against the occupied communities.

Speakers and commentators also complained that the state forces, rogue regimes such as Iran, Pakistan, Israel, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Spain and several others continue their terror on Nations under their occupation with impunity and the western democracies do not ban or proscribe them.

The papers question the bans by showing how they unfairly criminalise communities and curtain freedoms that should be regarded as fundamental rights.

The meeting was chaired by Dr Vicki Sentas, School of Law King’s College and CAMPACC whereas the speakers include Jeremy Corbyn MP, Cumarasamy Chithambarapillai a Tamil lawyer, Kasim Agpak of Kurdish Federation UK, Nobat Marri, a Baloch activist who spoke on Hybyair Marri’s behalf and Kiko Moraiz of London Basques Solidarity Campaign. Videos of the meeting will be published soon. 

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Thursday, 23 December 2010

Shaheed Haji Laal Mohammed and Haji Naser Shahbaksh

Picture of Shaheed Haji Laal Mohammed and Haji Naser Shahbaksh

Pakistani Security force snatching pens and giving guns to Baloch Youth

Occupied Balochistan: A complete shutter-down and wheel-jam strike was observed in the coastal town of Pasni on Wednesday against the kidnap of Siddique Eddo, a human rights activist, and two BSO-Azad workers. The relatives of Yousaf Baloch and Siddique Eddo had given the strike call. All education institutions, business and commercial centres, government and private offices remained closed for the second successive day on Wednesday.

Roads were blocked with barricades and the town wore a deserted look. The relatives of Yousaf and Siddique staged a protest demonstration in front of the Pasni Press Club for more than five hours. Addressing the protesters, sisters of Yousaf, Siddique and a member of National Party Kahuda Ali Baloch condemned the illegal arrest and kidnapping of Baloch people. They alleged that the security forces and government functionaries kidnapped them in violation of the law and the constitution. They said they were snatching pens and giving guns in the hands of Baloch youth. Dailytimes

Pakistan regular army is involved in under custody killing of abducted Baloch: Banuk Karima

Occupied Balochistan: The vice chairperson of BSO-azaad said that Pakistan government has intensified it atrocities in Balochistan, anyone how raises voice for freedom is not safe any longer, the world should acknowledge Baloch National struggle. If the international community fails to take notice of state atrocities then peace in the region will be impossible and trade deals will not be allowed.

She said that after the statement of Pakistani federal interior minister Rehman Malik in Quetta about “selected killings in Balochistan” the state forces have target killed several member of BSO-azaad. On 23 December six decomposed bodies of Baloch youth had been discovered near Pishin district. Nobody could recognize the corpses of these youth because they had been subjected to brutal torture, their heads were severed from their bodies and tongues cut off. On 31 October the bullet riddled body of Asim Karim Baloch had been found. Asim was BSO-azaad’s Multan zone’s organizer. Banuk Karima expressed these views after taking part in a political workshop in Atta Shaad boys’ college.

She further said that the International Community must acknowledge Baloch National movement for freedom and stop supporting Pakistan because the financial aid that Pakistan gets from the world is being used to crush Baloch freedom struggle. “Further delay and denial of the world to recognize Baloch National struggle will make the peace in the region impossible and no trade deals will be allowed”.

While commenting on parliamentary politics she said that Baloch parliamentarians are equally responsible for the abductions of pro-freedom activists and their subsequent killings in captivity. These (parliamentarian) are trying to scare the Baloch Nation in the name of civil war and trying to sabotage Baloch struggle on International forums in the name of economic difficulties or poverty.

She said hundreds of BSO members including Zakir Majeed, Qambar Chakar and Comrade Qayum Baloch are still missing and dozens have been killed in custody. She alleged that Pakistan regular army in FC uniform is involved in custodial killings of Baloch youth across Balochistan. Amnesty International in their latest report on Balochistan also accepted this fact, she said. The international community must immediately raise voice against Pakistan atrocities and acknowledge the Baloch National Liberation Struggle, she urged. 

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Baluch are put into situation where there is no difference between life and death: Masood Sardarzahi

The Iranian Shiite regime hanged eleven young Baluch on Sunday 19/12/ 2010. These eleven young men were innocent; they were killed to revenge Chahbahar Mosque bombing. The Iranian regime is killing Baluch in order to satisfy its mobs.

The people of western Baluchistan historically belong to once was the tribal confederation of Baluchistan. Western Baluchistan historically is not part of Iran. The Iranian forces invaded Baluchistan in 1928.

The people of western Baluchistan are ethnically Baluch, religiously Sunni. Iran is Shiite majority state ruled according to Shiite (Fegheh) or on supreme Shiite religion leader wishes.

The religious minorities have some constitutional right in Shiite Iran, but Baluch and Sunni are not recognized as a minority group, therefore they have no legal rights. The Iranian regime has followed the policies to impose Shiite religion on Sunni and the Persian culture on Baluch.

The Iranian regime cannot tolerate any activity other than the state approved policies. The Sunni Baluch religious scholars have always stated that Baluch would not wave their religious autonomy under no circumstance whatever will be the consequences.

Baluch have an old saying; do not die in vain, resist the death, if not then face it with dignity.

There are non violence political parties in western Baluchistan. They have been struggling to convey the voice of voiceless Baluch to the international community that the Baluch in western Baluchistan are suffering from the systematic genocide by Iranian. The western states and the Unite Nation have deliberately ignored the Baluch people’s plea.

There are religious leaning Baluch political parties like Jundullah committed to religious cause and welling to scarify their wealth and life in order to protect their way of life, values and property. They are welling to use an extreme violence if necessary to protect, sustain and cherish their culture and religion in their historical homeland.

Iranian regime has been killing the Baluch since 1980 in the name of communist, nationalist, western agent, drug dealer and capitalists, and now it has reach to the last defense wall, religion. The Jundullah emerged as a political origination in 2005, and started arm struggle in 2007. Iranian never tolerated Baluch, non Shiite regardless of Jundullah, they never been short of justification to kill Baluch.

The Iranian regime hanged 40 young Baluch on cranes in the public square last month and has killed eleven innocent young men on Sunday 19/12/2010.

Is the Baluch life worth less than other human being? The entire world is concerned about Iranian nuclear bomb, why the world is not concerned about genocide in Baluchistan?

The two suicide Bombers in Chahbahar killed about 39 people. One do not wish to draw a paradox from the lost of human life as every life is valuable and has to be preserved, but Iranian regime has killed 51 people within one month or eleven people on a single day on the spot, on the same time because of their religion and ethnicity. Or there were in wrong place at the wrong time.

The state is the guardian of property and life. If the state fails to protect properties of individuals and preserve and sustain their way of life, it has no right to exist. The Baluch dignity, property and life are not safe under the Iranian regime. What Baluch should do under the circumstances, no one has an answer for it. The Baluch stand alone in the world.

If the American president and European Union had designed Iran as a terrorist state and condemned the hanging of 40 Baluch in the single month or eleven human beings on the single day in western Baluchistan, the Baluch had been in a situation where a young man has to kill himself.

I am not in favour of suicide attacks, there were never been a good justification for it. In my opinion people should not be into a situation where they cannot see a future for themselves. Baluch are put into situation where there is no difference between life and death. The Iranian regime is the accountable for the situation it has created in Baluchistan.

I deplore the squalor and neglect of Baluchistan. I deplore the discrimination to which the Baluch are subjected and alienation from their culture to which they are doomed in to poverty and ejected from the state high culture.

Masood Sardarzahi
Balochistan Liberation Organisation

Three more people abducted by "government agencies" in Balochistan

Occupied Balochistan: State functionaries allegedly whisked away three people, including a human rights activist, in two separate incidents near Pasni and coastal highway Ormara in Pakistani occupied Balochistan.

According to a press released issued by HRCP's Balochistan chapter, "government agents" abducted human rights activist Siddique Eido from Pasni on Tuesday.

"Eido was returning from a court hearing along with his brother when, on main Gwadar Road, several men in two vehicles used by the intelligence agencies in the area stopped the van the two brothers were travelling in and abducted Eido. At least four policemen were also travelling in the same van with the two brothers and were reportedly manhandled by the abductors," said the statement.

"Four police personnel were also in the vehicle and they humiliated and manhandled them when they put up resistance," the Daily Times quoted HRCP Balochistan Chairman Dr Mehdi Hassan, as saying in the press release.

The HRCP had serious concerns that the personnel would subject them to severe torture, and that their lives were in danger, said Hassan, demanding their immediate and safe release.

In another incident, Ilyas Baloch, a student of the University of Balochistan, was going to Ormara from Pasni in a passenger van when armed men intercepted him and took him away at gunpoint. His relatives claimed that he was abducted by security personnel.

The Baloch Students Organisation-Azad spokesman said in a statement that Ilyas was a BSO-Azad activist, and had been whisked away by security forces. (ANI)

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

The Vanished Pakistani state structure or writ in Balochistan

Nowadays reports of under detention killings of Baloch youths received from different parts of Balochistan are highly disturbing, these report are promptly confirmed because of easy availability of electronic media and  mostly believed in general public, because, given the volatile situation of Balochistan, anything is possible. But international media is not being allowed to inter Balochistan for assessing the grave situation what is going on in that part of world and the Journalists related to local media are high targets of Pakistani state sponsored terrorism.
 Baloch armed guerillas forces have now increased their attacks on Pakistani occupying forces across Balochistan. In response, the frustrated ultra-nationalist Punjabi generals and bureaucrats have now adopted a counter strategy of abduction- kill and dump of soft targets. This is to prevent the energetic part of Baloch society, the youths from joining the Baloch national movement. And being more sinister, the teachers, students and Journalists are also its prime targets to deprive Baloch society of its literati.   
The president of Khuzdaar Press Club, Mohamd Khan Sasoli, has been gunned down in the close vicinity of his house by unknown motorcyclists, when he was returning back home after finishing his duty from Press Club. The 36 years old Journalist was a father of a son. It is noteworthy here to mention that Mohmad khan is the first Journalist became the victim of target killing  after the under detention tormented killing of Lala Hameed,  a Journalist  was based  in Gwader city, who was found dead with marks of tortures on his body in a deserted place along with his friend Ismail.
Yesterday, tortured bodies of five missing persons were found in desolate areas of different districts and cities, from Mand town Raziq Lateef, from Khuzdaar city Ibrahim Husni and Noora Baloch, from Tump district town Yousif Baloch, and from Karachi city Saifulla Bugti. And yesterday, as I was writing this article I received a call from a reliable source that said tortured body Huda e Rahim a political worker from Quetta, his body was found in a deserted area on Quetta-Taftan road   with a notice in his pocket which read “Bangulzai was a friend of Ali Sher Kurd and belong to BLA. He has received his punishment and others like him will also meet the same fate” claimed by a previously unknown organization, “Mujahdeen Balochistan”.     It has been observed that Baloch resistant forces are targeting Pakistani army and its installations.
 Yet the state sponsored terrorist organizations, Lashker e Jangvie, a much closed affiliate of Talban, lashaker e Taeyaba and Al-Qaida from Jumiet e Ulmae Islam side, is said to be involved in the target killing of teachers, journalists and political workers in Balochistan at the behest of Pakistani state agencies and Punjabi army.
Baloch Musaleh Defie Tanzeem, a pocket organization of Pakistani political establishment, tasked with the responsibility of particularly targeting those Baloch Journalists and political workers, who are outspoken of Pakistani state policies regarding the Baloch national question in the historical perspective.   
Pakistani state has changed the commander of its occupying forces in Balochistan. Gen Salim Nawaz, a Punjabi ex corps commander of  FC in Balochistan, who, under the command of Gen Musharraf had carried out the genocide of Baloch youths and martyred Nawab Akber Bugti, has been replaced by a Pashtun mercenary general from Khaiber  Pashtunkhowa  province , Gen Ubaidullah Khan khatak, to head Frontier Corps and continue the legacy of its Punjabi master. Now he has taken the charge of Baloch genocide “as a Pashtun” under the command of Punjabi Gen Ashfaq Kayani

The sole object of changing the command of FC from a Punjabi to a Pashtun mercenary is to exonerate Punjab of its crime ridden record of genocide of Baloch nation, and shifting the blame on a Pashtun military General, whereby Punjabi dominated Pakistani state could justify its use of force against Baloch public in the name of restoring the state writ in the “so called   Balochistan province” and implying that Pakistan is a country where all are equally represented.

 It was the Khuzdar Cantonment where the Pushtoon mercenary General of Punjab made its first visit when he was appointed as the corps commander of FC in Balochistan. Where he met Mengal and Zehri sardars and then he went to Chaman as a guest of Mahmmod Achakzai, where on record he announced the induction of Pashtuns in Pak army from Pashtun dominated areas of Balochistan, he also said that as Khuzdaar and Quetta districts are with us, other remaining districts cannot make any trouble for us. It is noteworthy to mention here that the land on which the Khuzdar Cantonment is established belong to Zehri and Mengal brothers. It is more than 20 thousand acres land leased to Punjabi military by Mengal and Zehri brothers.

 But Baloch resistance has ripped through the order of the tribal societies. Powerful tribes have been reduced into fraternity groups by resistance movement. The recent attacks on two high profile government officials by Baloch resistance forces show that Baloch society is fully controlled by Sarmachars (the freedom fighters). The CM and Governor are chieftains of their respective tribes, But unable to seek their revenge on Baloch resistance movement as it has broken all barrier of tribalism. Baloch Sarmachars, the freedom fighters, have now totally changed the landscape of resistance.

 Pakistani state writ in Baluchistan’s social life is totally eroded, except the military cantonments and garrisons, where only Punjabi military personnel and with Pushton mercenary armed men are living. They are totally alienated from Baloch society, they have been rendered as estrange objects in Balochistan by Baloch nationalist forces.

Pakistani army personnel without heavy columns of armed vehicles cannot enter into Baluchistan’s cities and towns. The constant resistance of 10 years has worn the morale of Pakistan army across Balochistan. Its armed men are suffering from mental illnesses.
Apart from Armed resistance, in general society, people have now refused to pay utility bill, which is costing Pakistan billions of rupees. Without the presence of helicopters and tanks it is utterly an impossible task for Punjab army to make sure that Baloch natural gas is flowing into Punjab’s cities and factories from already depleted Gas fields of Balochistan. 

 Baloch students have refused to be taught Pakistan Study text books in schools, colleges and universities. Reciting Pakistani national anthem in all education institutions and schools in Balochistan is a sin. Pakistani flag can be seen hoisted only on its cantonments and military camps. In place of Pakistani flag, azad Balochistan flag is flying on all schools, colleges, shops and homes across Balochistan.

 All provincial and national assembly members from Balochistan have now bought homes in Islamabad and want to leave Balochistan forever, because, they are isolated from Baloch society of general public. They are now called pariah in Baloch society for reasons that they have done nothing for Baloch national struggle for freedom. Instead they are believed to be the collaborators of enemy. Civil courts in Balochistan are deserted, as Baloch have abandoned the hope that their day to day social grievances would be redressed Pakistani courts. All courts in Balochistan are now engaged only with false cases framed against Baloch youths by occupying Punjabi military establishment as a measure of preventing them from the participation of freedom struggle.

However, Pakistani military is putting all blame of Baloch insurgency on India, Afghanistan and Russia; and particularly India is its prime target of the whole blame. But to defend themselves from Pakistani blames, it’s appropriate for neighboring countries, particularly for India to send the members of  its civil societies to check  if there is any Indian involvement  in fomenting insurgency in Balochistan or not?

By Archen Baloch  

Iran hangs 11 Baloch for confronting the “sacred regime” of the Islamic Republic

Occupied Balochistan: The men were executed at dawn on Monday in Zahedan, the capital city of western occupied Balochistan. According to BBC, Ebrahim Hamidi, head of the provincial justice department, told state news agency Irna that the group had received a fair trial and had been charged with "corruption on earth, fighting against God and the Prophet and confronting the sacred regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran".

The executions have been carried out days after the deadly suicide bombing outside the Imam Hossein Mosque in the city of Chabahar on 15 December which killed and wounded scores.

Jundullah had accepted the responsibility of the attack. Founded in 2003, Jundullah (Soldiers of God) says it is fighting for the culture and faith of the Baluch people in Iranian occupied Balochistan or western occupied Balochistan.

The majority of Iran’s Baloch population lives in Sistan-Balochistan and adhere to the Sunni branch of Islam. They say that as a minority in a Shia state, they are persecuted by the authorities because of their faith and being Baloch.

The hanged men have been named as below:
1. Abdolbasset Shahbakhsh s/o Allahdad
2. Abdolnasser Shahbakhsh s/o Allahdad
3. Abdolshakur Zangizahi s/o Hossain
4. Mohammad Saleh Islamzahi s/o Atta Mohammad
5. Nasser Shahbakhsh s/o Zaman
6. Lal Mohammad Shahbakhsh s/o Karim
7. Attaollah Rigi s/o Nazar Mohammad
8. Abdolrahman Naruvi s/o Khaleqdad
9. Abdolrauf Shahbakhsh s/o Shanbeh
10. Balanch Naruvi s/o Ali
11. Ahmad Naruvi s/o Abdolkarim.

The National reported that, a statement released after the executions warned all those with connections to Jundullah that the justice department of the province would not "hesitate for a moment in prompt execution of the sentences passed on armed insurgents and will decisively carry out the laws of Islam".

None of the men executed on Monday morning were said to have been involved in the suicide bombing on December 15 in the southern port city of Chabahar.

It is not clear when these men had been arrested or if they have received a fair trial. Usually, the court proceedings in Iran are peculiar, the state victims fate are decided by two religious leaders out of public sites. Anyone who stands up against Iranian state’s brutal policies is condemned to death by hanging.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Crackdown against Baloch people by Iranian forces after Chabahar attack

Occupied Balochistan: The Iranian security forces have started a massive crackdown against Baloch people after the attack on Imam Hussain Masjid in port city of Chabahar in Iranian occupied Balochistan. Most of the raids have taken place in Chabahar, Kunarak, Naikshahr, Kasarkand, Sarbaaz, Iranshah and other surrounding areas. Dozens of innocent people have been arrested and shifted to unknown locations from these above mentioned cities.

The Iranian interior ministry has confirmed the arrest of 9 people only - saying that they have been arrested in connection with the blasts in Chabahar. The Iranian interior department claims that they have strong evidence of these men’s involvement in the blast.

On the other hand the local residents rejected the Iranian interior ministry’s claims saying that over 50 innocent people have been arrested so far and raids are still taking places in different places. Majority of the arrested are students.

Meanwhile the Iranian ambassador Mr Mashallah Shakeri met the Pakistani federal interior minister Rehman Malik and conveyed him a letter of the Iranian government. The letter requested Pakistan to help Iran in investigating the Chabahar blast.

Earlier this month the Iranian security forces had raided Balochistan University –Zahedan hostel and arrested five student activists. The raid took place following a demonstration to mark the ‘Students’ Day’ in Iran.

Those arrested were named in ‘May Makran’ Persian blog as Behnam Brahovi, Mosa Rahimi, Mehdiye Sarabondi and Sayad Ali Parsa. The five activists were taken to an undisclosed location in an unmarked white colour vehicle. A number of doors and windows were smashed during the raid which also generated fear amongst students.

The Baloch people and analysts fear that Iran will use the attack in Chabahar as an excuse to intensify its brutalities across Balochistan. It is feared that more innocent Baloch people will be arrested, tortured or even executed by Iran in coming days and months.

Courtesy: Dailytawar Balochistan & Baluchinews

BNM Threatens to Sabotage China-Pakistan Deals on Balochistan

Occupied Balochistan: The pro-independence Balochistan National Movement (BNM) has vowed to resist the recent deals between China and Pakistan pertaining to Balochistan by viewing them as anti-Baloch agreements intended to usurp Baloch national resources.

BNM, whose chairman Ghulam Mohammad Baloch was killed last year allegedly by the Frontier Corps (FC) after being whisked away from Turbat, is a staunch supporter of the ongoing armed struggle in Balochistan.

Chinese engineers working at Gwadar Port had been killed by Baloch armed groups in 2004 owing to the former’s resistance of Chinese presence in the resource-rich southwestern province, which currently accounts for Pakistan’s 43% of landmass.

In a statement issued to the media, Dr. Manan Baloch, BNM’s information secretary, said that Chinese Prime Minister’s recent visit to Pakistan came in such a precarious time when everyone wants to capture the land and resources of Balochistan but their designs were foiled by what he termed as “Baloch freedom forces”.

“China is trying to improvise their economic gain through occupying other gold and mineral resources, regarding this Baloch land has a geographical importance because of its highly gold reserves in Rekodik and Saindik project. But Baloch nation has proved that there is no imperial force in the world, including China, which can occupy the Baloch land. We will not accept any deals done with the neo-colonial forces,” he said. (Courtesy: The Baloch Hal News)

Yet another bullet riddled body of a Baloch youth found

Occupied Balochistan: The levy forces found a brutally tortured body near Koshik on Quetta-Taftan road. They shifted the body to district head quarter Mastung for identification.

According to eye-witnesses the body of the Baloch youth bore marks of sever torture and he had been shot in the head. His body was found in a deserted area on Quetta-Taftan road. The already desperate and worried family of missing persons rushed to head quarters but nobody recognised him. Later the victim’s body had been shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta.

Arif Baloch the brother of the deceased has identified him a Khuda Raheem Bangulzai of Sabzal Road Quetta. He said his brother had been abducted near Mastung few days ago. Sources said that a letter was found in the pocket of Mr Bangulzia, it was signed by a previously unknown group ‘Mujahideen Balochistan, which read “Bangulzai was a friend of Ali Sher Kurd and belong to BLA. He has received his punishment and others like him will also meet the same fate”.

The brother of Khuda Raheem Bangulzai along with Nasrullah Bangulzai, the chairman of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, had held a press conference at Quetta Press Club on 12/12/2010 and they had accused the Pakistani security agencies for the abduction of Mr Bangulzai.
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Saturday, 18 December 2010

Five dead bodies of Baloch missing persons found

Occupied Balochistan: Four bodies riddle with bullets have been discovered from different areas in Balochistan, the identification of the bodies have been confirmed.

Baloch Nationalists says that more than 60 mutilated bodies have been discovered in different areas in Balochistan in past four months. BBC Urdu reporter Ayub Tareen has said that two bodies were found from Turbat town in Balochistan on Friday Morning. The Levy forces have shifted the bodies to civil Hospital.

According to BSO – azaad the victims have been identified as Yousaf Raza and Raziq Latif Baloch who had been abducted few days ago from Panjgor area of Balochistan.

On the other hand another two dead bodies have been found from Peshik area of Khuzdar town. The bodies have been shifted to Khuzdar Hospital. According to local reporters the victims have been named as Ibrahim Mohammad Hasni of Surab and Noor Ahmad of Peshik Khuzdar.

The Baloch Voice for Missing Persons, Balochistan, said that in last four months 60 bodies of Baloch missing persons have been found from different areas in Balochistan. The VBMP and Baloch Nationalists have always held the Pakistani intelligence agencies and security forces responsible for the abduction and subsequent killing of Baloch activists.

A fifth body is said to be of Saifullah Bugti found from Karachi. Bugti’s body also bore signs of gruesome torture and ill-treatment in captivity.

Warning: Very Graphic Video of Raziq Latif Baloch

Iran arrested a young Baluch blogger

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Occupied Balochistan:News published in a reputable Baluch site ‘Pahra’ reporting the arrest of a Baluch blogger by Iranians. The blogger named as Ebrahim Hossienbor was where cultural and social content were published in Persian.

The reason for his arrest has not been revealed by Iranians as yet, but many believe being a Baluch and then educated or learnt is a good enough reason for Iran to arrest. Publishing your thoughts is seen an additional challenge by Iran.

Iranians arrested another Baluchistani blogger Yaghub Mehrnehad in 2007 and executed him the following year without a fair trial. Mehrnehad had highlighted the plight of trodden people of Baluchistan.

Recently the ‘blogfa’ company blocked access to Mehrnehad’s blog saying it had unlawful content.

As a blogger we ask for tolerance and freedom of expression and demand the immediate release of Mr Ebrahim Hossienbor. We also urge Baluch bloggers to be cautious as they are faced with a brutal regime backed by chauvinists who are running Persian web servers.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Pakistan spooks kill brothers of forcibly disappeared: report

WASHINGTON DC: Brothers of at least two victims of enforced disappearances have been killed extra judicially by Pakistan intelligence services, a premier organization that helps protect human rights Voice of Copts was informed Thursday.
There have been cases in recent weeks a brother who tries to secure the release bof victim of enforced disapperances by creating public awarness is killed by the secret agencies.
Asim Karim Baloch, 18, was a student of Multan Polytechnic College and a member of Baloch Students Organization Azad. The teenager was abducted after he addressed a press conference against the abduction of his brother Tariq Karim Baloch.
Tariq Karim Baloch was abducted on 26 October 2010.
Asim Karim Baloch's body was found in Khanozai area on 1 November 2010.
Mujeeb Baloch, unit secretary of Baloch Students Organization Azad was abducted from Balochistan University on September 1, 2009 while his brother Yaseen Mohammed Shahi, who was running from pillar to post for the release of his brother was shot dead in Kalat town on October 10.
Fates of Tariq Karim Baloch and Mujeeb Baloch are not known.
Pakistan's human rights violations are happening under the very nose of the Department of State and Balochistan analysts in North America it seems like the late Afpak Czar, also called Raging Bull, Richard C. Holbrooke, had given an assurance the U.S. woud keep quiet on the miltary atrocities in Balochistan.
Military brutalities in Balochistan are part of the military's strategic depth policy that might turn Balochistan into a second Afghanistan if the cancer is not treated through balkanization of Pakistan, these Baloch analysts warn.
The report presented to Ashraf Ramelah, founder and president of the Voice of Copts, bared the gross human rights violations of the Baloch both in Pakistan and Iran.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Abdul Sattar Purdely: Baloch intellectual from Afghanistan

Interview by Karlos Zurutuza

A former MP during Najibullah´s rule and president of the Afghan Trade Unions of Afghanistan for more than ten years afterwards, Mr. Purdely is today one of the main advocates for the Baluch’s language and culture in Afghanistan, a work he conducts from his position at the Centre for Regional Studies of Afghanistan.

Abdul Sattar Purdley, what is the security situation for the Baluch in Nimroz and Helmand provinces?

Helmand is far from being under Kabul´s control and the local population, whether they are Baluch, Pashtun or Tajik, are suffering the most direct consequences of this war. The situation in Nimroz is a bit better. Zaranj, the provincial capital, is under the control of Kabul but NATO is not present except for a small military presence in Delaram district, on the opposite side of the borders with West and East Baluchistan. Neither is there a PRT (Provincial Reconstruction Team). The Taliban are in control of Delaram, Khashrod and the border area with Pakistan. Travelling by road is still very dangerous in Nimroz and the Baluch are an easy target for the Taliban there.

Does the tribal system apply to North Baluchistan?

The tribal system is alive in Nimroz and Helmand, being the main tribes the Rakhshani, the Narui and the Brahui. Ours is a very backward region in Afghanistan that lives on agriculture but has serious water problems because Iran is controlling the water traffic.

Switching to cultural issues, when did the Baluch’s language and culture start to get support in Afghanistan?

Daud´s dictatorship (1973-78) witnessed the first radio programs in Baluchi. Two months after his fall, a TV channel in our language was set in Nimroz (North Baluchistan). Under the control of the Russians, we had six hours of radio in Baluchi for the entire country and fully in Baluchi in Nimroz. It was also then when we printed the first newspapers and books in our language. According to the census conducted at that time by the Soviets conducted, the Baluch in Nimroz comprise over a 64% of the population.

What happened during the Taliban regime?

After the fall of the Communist Government there was a sharp cultural decline in the country. Those years marked a blow not only to Baluch’s culture, but for culture as a whole. The repression was brutal against us because, among other things, we are moderate Muslims, far away from the Salafist ideology. I myself was taken prisoner by the Taliban so I took refuge in Western Baluchistan and did not come back until 2002.

Have things improved for the Afghan Baluch since then?

We had to start from the very ashes so it was not difficult. When I came back we set up Nimroz Carawan (Organization for Baluch’s culture and language) and we’ve been working from this platform ever since. Today, however, we only have a 5% quota for Baluchi in Nimroz and no more than half an hour a day. Accordingly, the former department for the Baluchi language at the Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan has been removed. On a positive note, the Government started publishing Baluchi language school books for the children in Nimroz and the Baluch villages in Helmand two years ago. I myself have written the 7th, 8th and 9th grade ones.

What is the current situation of the Baluchi language in Afghanistan?

We estimate there are between one million and a half and two million Baluch in Afghanistan but not all of them speak Baluchi. Those in Kandahar, Wardak, Uruzgan and Balkh provinces speak Pashtun while the Baluch in Kunduz, Badakhshan, Takhar and Dai Kundi speak Dari (local variant of Persian). Today only those in the provinces of Helmand and Nimroz speak Baluchi.

Are you in touch with the Baluch from West and East Baluchistan?

Our contacts are mainly at an individual level but because our families are divided by those artificial borders but we do share our TV and radio programs in Baluchi with our people in the east. When we organized our seminar on Baluch’s language and Culture at the Centre for Regional Studies in Afghanistan, we had Mir Ghaus Bakhsh Bezanjo’s son as a guest speaker. We also have a fluent communication with Attaullah Mengal.

Did you ever meet the Marris during their exile in Afghanistan?

Of course! I met Khair Bakhsh Marri and his family 1981 for the first time. He was in Helmand and I was in Kabul, we used to gather at the weekends. The Marris and the Bugtis have always suffered a terrible pogrom in the east so a lot of them came here.

How do you foresee the future of your people in Afghanistan?

Since the division of our territory three we have faced terrible episodes of repression by the hegemonic groups in the region: the Persians in Iran, the Punjabis in Pakistan and the Taliban here, in Afghanistan. Northern Baluch have always had good relations with the rest of the nations in the country, especially the Hazaras. The wife of one of the main Hazara leader is Baluch herself. We are small nation inside Afghanistan but we have demonstrated that we can live together with Pashtuns, Hazaras, Tajik and Uzbek neighbours.

Karlos Zurutuza is a freelance journalist covering off-the-radar conflict regions in the Caucasus and Central Asia. He was awarded the Nawab Bugti Reporting Award 2009 for his reporting on the Baluch areas in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran.

The Baloch National Movement for Freedom and the Plight of the Baloch Missing Persons

Open in new windowPaper submitted by International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons to the 6th International Conference against Disappearance - Under title National liberation struggles and disappearances.

The Baloch have been resisting the subjugating policies of the occupying nations for the last hundred and seventy years. In their struggle for regaining their sovereignty and national honour, the Baloch has been facing the brutal repressive measures of the occupying states. Their homeland Balochistan is mainly divided into Pakistani and Iranian occupied Balochistan. From the very beginning these two states used their military might and inhuman tactics to suppress the Baloch national struggle for liberation. The situation in Iranian and Pakistani occupied Balochistan for the last many years is grave in a humanitarian perspective. Hundreds of the Baloch have been publicly hanged after summary trials in various parts of Western Balochistan by various Iranian regimes. In Pakistani occupied Balochistan, thousands have been killed in military operations, thousands of the Baloch became homeless, and thousands known and unknown Baloch have been abducted by the security agencies. The fate of these missing persons is still unknown; however, from time to time a number of mutilated bodies have been found in desolate areas and these are the bodies of Baloch enforced disappeared persons, they bodies have been recognised by their families. They had all been reported as abducted by Pakistani security forces.

The Baloch national resistance was the result of occupation of the Baloch state of Khanate of Kalat by the British on 13 November 1839. Following their colonial policy of divide and rule, the British divided Balochistan into three parts under the ‘Goldsmith Line’ agreement in 1871 and Durand Line agreement of 1893. Western Balochistan was handed over to the Qajar Dynasty of Persia, the modern day Iran, Eastern Balochistan was controlled directly by the White Hall and a large segment of the Northern region of Balochistan was given to Afghanistan.

Iranian Occupied Balochistan: The history of abduction, imprisonment, displacement and enforced disappearances in western Balochistan goes back a long way. During Qajar and Pehlavi periods in brutal military campaigns beginning from 1920s many hundreds and thousands of the Baloch people faced the inhuman brutalities. Thousands were killed, many were forced to leave their homeland and many had gone missing. Within two years of its existence the Islamic regime of Ayatollahs has managed to wipe out almost all politically and intellectually conscious section of Baloch society. Many were imprisoned, tortured, executed or are still missing. Hundreds of these people were forced to leave their homeland and seek sanctuary in neighbouring and in some Western countries.

Just to name a few among the long list of the victims we have: Dr. Rahmat Hosainbor (survived assassination attempt 1980), Amin Noraee, a sixteen year student, was killed during the attack of the Islamic revolutionary guards at Sarawan students’ peaceful demonstration (1980), Rahim Zard-kohi killed in a clash with Islamic guards (1980), Ali Reza Rahmani (Arshad), one of very few Baloch educated engineers, was executed (1981) Mohammed Abrahim Ashkan another engineer who was the head of Pishin water reservoir construction was executed in Chabahar (1981), Cheragh Mohamadi, a high school teacher was executed (1981), Abdul Rahim Raieesi, a student of Balochistan University executed (1981) Mohamed Gull Rigi, another student of Balochistan University was killed in Zahidan prison (1981). The teenager political activist, Khosro Mobarki, was executed (1981), Abdul Samad Hosainzahi, a teacher executed in Zhidan (1981), Shafi Mohammad Zeluldini executed (1981), and Akhardad Sopahi and Dr Sdigh Didawar were killed in their homes by the Islamic guards (1981).

The simple comparative statistical data of state violence in Western Balochistan can clearly illustrate the scale of Islamic regime’s brutality against Baloch people. During the period of 2004/2009 the Islamic regime of Iran has executed about 1481 persons, out of the total population of 75 million, according to Amnesty International annual reports on Death Sentences and Executions. In the same period the number of Baloch people being killed by the Islamic regime forces is about 800 persons out of a population of about three million people (Balochistan Human Rights Activists Association). That figure indicates that about 55% of people being killed by Islamic regime of Iran during this period have been from Baloch community. In view of that, as a proportion to their population, the Baloch in Western occupied Balochistan had the highest concentration of death penalties in the world during this period.

The Islamic regime of Iran even does not tolerate Baloch social activists who try to work under their own sanctioned laws. Mr Yaghub Mehrnehad, a young Baloch journalist whose activities were within regime’s legal framework, was the first Web blogger journalist in the world to be executed in August 2008 by Islamic regime of Iran.

Pakistan Occupied Balochistan: Eastern Balochistan in 1947 declared its independence two days before the formal withdrawal of the British and the partition of Indian subcontinent. In August 1947 the first democratic general elections were held in Balochistan. However, eight months later on 27 March 1948 the newly created religious state of Pakistan invaded and occupied the Baloch state. Illegal occupation of Balochistan by the artificial state of Pakistan has been the most devastating period in the entire history of the Baloch and Balochistan. Pakistani state has carried out five major military operations in Balochistan in 1948, 1958, 1962, 1973-77.

The ongoing military assault began in 2000 and is being carried out with all its atrocities and human rights violations. Thousands of the Baloch from Marri and Bugti tribes were forced to leave their homes. Majority of them are still internally displaced and some of them took refuge in various countries. During this ferocious military operation, thousands of the Baloch intellectuals, political workers, students and Baloch leaders were imprisoned, tortured and killed. Even, Pakistani interior minister Aftab Sherpao, in December 2005 had acknowledged the arrest and imprisonment of at least 4000 Baloch political and social activists up to that point. Majority of these people are still missing.

There has been a steady rise in the magnitude of the abduction of the Baloch by Pakistani secret agencies for the last many months. The miseries of the abducted persons known popularly as forced-disappeared have been highlighted by various international humanitarian organizations. The Asian Human Rights Commission, in their report on 5 March 2010, has confirmed this number. In their statement they also included among the victims, 168 children and 148 women. Baloch sources’ estimate of the number of extra judicial abductions and missing Baloch people by Pakistani secret agencies is about 8000 persons.

From the year 2006 Pakistani state security agencies has also launched a systematic campaign of target killing of the Baloch political leaders, Baloch intellectuals and students. In August 2006 the Pakistani army targeted and killed the 80 years old prominent Baloch political leader Nawab Akbar Bugti. He was killed along with unspecified number of his companions by aerial bombardment and according to some sources by chemical weapons.

Three other prominent Baloch political leaders; Baloch National Movement President Ghulam Mohammed Baloch, his deputy Lala Munir Baloch, and Baloch Republican Party Secretary General Sher Mohammed Baloch were abducted by Pakistani agencies from their lawyer’s office on 3 April 2009. Their mutilated bodies were found on the outskirts of Turbat on 8 April 2009. In the same way Pakistani secret agencies abducted, the joint secretary of Baloch National Movement Rasool Bux Mengal, on 23 August 2009. His body was found hanging from a tree on 30 August 2009 in Bela of Lasbela district. On his body his torturers curved; ‘Long Live Pakistan’. Jan Muhammad Dashti, a well known Baloch intellectual, although badly injured, survived the assassination attempt on 23 February 2009. Habib Jalib, the General Secretary of the Balochistan National Party and another prominent leader of the party Haji Liaguat Ali Mengal were assassinated by the death squads of the Pakistani army in July 2010.

From August 2010 the Pakistani intelligence agencies have killed between 40 to 50 Baloch political and social activists and then dumped their bodies on open fields. Among these victims were three lawyers of the Balochistan High Court. Mr Munir Mirwani, Mr Zaman Khan Marri and renowned Baloch Lawyer, columnist and poet, Mr Ali Sher Kurd were abducted during August and September. Munir Mirwani is still missing while the mutilated bodies of other two lawyers were found after some days of their abductions.

The role of Pakistani army in the killings and abduction of 40 Baloch activists has been highlighted by the Amnesty International in its report on 25 October 2010 on Balochistan. From the of publication of this report the Pakistani state and its security agencies have accelerated the enforcement of their policy of enforced disappearances, abduction, arbitrary arrests, torture, killing and dump & kill operations in Balochistan with an alarming pace.

Sami Baloch aged 20 years, a student of Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology and a member Baloch Student Organisation (BSO-Azad) was abducted by Pakistani agencies on 1 October 2010 from Khuzdar. His bullet-riddled body was recovered from Hanari Nullah of Ferozabad on 17 November 2010 in Khuzdar town.

Bashir Ahmad Baloch, a member of BSO-Azad, was abducted during the last week of August 2010 from Mastung district and his bullet riddled body bearing torture marks was found on 17 November 2010 in Mastung town. Asmatullah Baloch, a member of BSO-Azad from Mastung was abducted by personnel of Pakistani paramilitary forces on 22 September and his body was discovered 17 November 2010. Nasrullah Baloch was abducted from Kalat in September 2010 and his body was recovered from Kapotho area of Kalat on the second day of EID festival.

Lala Hammed Baloch was a member of Gwadar Press club and an active member of Baloch National Movement. He was abducted on 23 October 2010 and his body was discovered on 18 November 2010 in Kech Kaur near Hiruk area of Turbat. Pakistani agencies have left a message in his pocket that reads: ‘Eid gift for the Baloch Nation’. The date Lala Hammed body was found was on the second day after one of Islamic Eids (a celebration day). On the same day the body of Hamid Ismail Baloch was found in the same area.

Asmatullah Sarparah Baloch, a member of BSO-Azad and a student of Balochistan University was abducted by Pakistani security services on 22 September 2010 and his mutilated body was recovered on 17 November 2010. Basheer Ahmad Lehri Baloch, a tailor and member of BSO-Azad, was abducted from Mastung Bazaar on 23 August 2010. His body was recovered on 17 November 2010. Zahoor Baloch was also abducted by Pakistani intelligence agencies from Maustung Bazaar on 23 August 2010 and his body was found in Mastung on 21 October 2010.

Asim Karim Baloch was a student of Mulatan Polytechnic College and a member of BSO-Azad. The teenager Asim Karim before being abducted by Pakistani security forces addressed a press conference against the abduction of his brother Tariq Karim Baloch who had been abducted on 26 October 2010. His body was found in Khanozia area on 1 November 2010.

On December 1st 2010, the Pakistani forces assaulted the house of a Baloch notable, Mir Ayub Gichki. They demolished the house by excessive bombardment and killed two of his sons and three other Baloch youth in the broad day light and in front of area notables. The crime of these young people was only one and that was they were very active in the Baloch resistance struggle.

All the above mentioned victims and thousands of other who have been killed by occupying Pakistani and Iranian forces were resisting the illegal occupation of their motherland. They are regarded as heroes of National liberation struggle among Baloch masses. Their burial took place with National pride and honor.

The bodies of all victims, without exception, bear signs of extreme torture and they all have been killed and dumped in open air in the same way in different parts of Balochistan. They all bear the hallmark of professional torturers. The policy of killing and dumping is premeditated, organised and systematic. The victims of this policy are selected from the most politically active and socially conscious section of the Baloch society.

The deliberate silence of International Community: The Baloch are cherishing the noble goal of a liberated united Balochistan. They are struggling against the religious fundamentalist states to liberate their land where they can live with their own traditions and values of a secular, democratic society. In resisting the subjugating maneuvers of the most atrocious colonial states of 21st century they are bearing the full force of the brutalities.

The treatment of the Baloch under occupation of the Islamic fundamentalist regimes of Pakistan and Iran is not much different from other nations who had experienced similar forceful subjugation; however, the irony is that the international community is keeping a blind eye on the systemic annihilation of a whole nation. It is high time that the international community to raise effective voices against these inhuman atrocities being perpetuated. It is high time for the international community to assist the Baloch in their just struggle for basic human rights which include the right to live with honor, dignity and independence.

The statistics about the brutalities of the Pakistani and Iranian states against the Baloch have been taken from different sources. Some of these are listed below:
1. ... loch-activists-2010-10-26 (Amnesty International)
2. (Asian Human Rights Commission)
4. (Official website of the International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons)
5. (Balochistan Human Rights Activists Association)

Report Compiled by: International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (UK) – November 2010