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Sri Lanka protest over Chinese investment turns ugly

sri_lanka Sunday, January 8th, 2017 12:48 pm

(BW News Web Desk) Several people have been injured in southern Sri Lanka during a protest against allowing China to build a port and industrial zone.

The plan envisages the eviction of thousands of villagers around Hambantota port, 240km (150 miles) south-east of the capital Colombo.

Police used tear gas as the protest delayed a ceremony being attended by Prime Minister Ranil Wickeremesinghe.

Opponents say the area is being turned into what they call a Chinese colony.

The government is finalising a 99-year lease of the port …

Pakistan supports religious extremism to blackmail international community: Hyrbyair Marri

Nado4 Thursday, January 5th, 2017 08:51 pm

LONDON:  The pro-freedom Baloch leader Hyrbyair Marri has termed the statement of the spokesman of the dummy government of occupying Pakistani state in occupied Balochistan about enforced disappearances and kill and dump policy as prefabricated and said that Pakistan has intensified the ongoing dirty act of Baloch genocide over last decades.

In the past 68 years, thousands of Baloch including women, children and elderly have been killed in military offensives and air strikes by Pakistani forces in Balochistan.

Since 2009, Pakistan army has been dumping the mutilated dead bodies of Baloch missing …

Baloch of Karachi should not fall prey of Pakistan’s deception: Hyrbyair Marri

HB Thursday, January 5th, 2017 08:41 pm

LONDON: Baloch pro-freedom leader Hyrbyair Marri in a statement from London said on Saturday that Baloch people of Karachi should not play in the hands of the Pakistani state and parties like Pakistan Peoples Party.

He said the Peoples Party and Pakistani politicians have deprived the Baloch of education, health facilities and support and pushed them toward drug addiction and gang war. “Baloch have been forced into gang war under the instructions from Pakistan army so that they’re pitted against educated and pro-freedom patriot Baloch to suppress the voice for Baloch national …

Still no OK from Pakistan to access Balochistan: UNHRC Chief

unhcr_chief Sunday, December 11th, 2016 03:25 pm

GENEVA: The United Nations Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein held a special Facebook Live event on December 10, 2016 – Human Rights Day.

He answered social media activists’ questions that were asked prior to the event, discussing human rights issues from Kashmir, Baluchistan, Biafra, Burma and other conflict regions where, he said, “the states have refused to give permission for visit by UNHRC.”

The Baloch Social Media activists also send in their questions and evidence of Pakistani state atrocities in Balochistan.

In his reply about Balochistan the UNHRC chief said, “In …

Hyrbyair Marri praises Baloch nation for marking Martyrs Day together

hb1 Friday, November 18th, 2016 10:21 pm

LONDON: Pro-freedom Baloch leader Hyrbyair Marri in a statement on Tuesday said that Baloch nation has proved that they are a proud nation by paying tributes to their fallen heroes in Balochistan and abroad on the occasion of Baloch Martyrs Day.

The Baloch nation has observed the precedent of self-reliant nations by standing united and observing the Martyrs Day together.

He said the martyrs sacrificed their precious and priceless lives for the national liberation struggle and have given Baloch nation recognition and honour around the world.

Hyrbyair Marri further said, …

Free Balochistan Movement rally against China’s involvement in Balochistan

1 Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 06:10 pm

LONDON: The Free Balochistan Movement held a demonstration outside Chinese Embassy and a protest rally in London’s busiest Oxford Street on Sunday.

The demonstration was held at the end of the second week-long round the clock vigil outside Chinese Embassy from 30 October to 6th of November.

Pro-freedom Baloch leader and head of Free Balochistan Movement Hyrbyair Marri led the rally via busy Oxford Street to Marble Arch London.

The protesters carried placards and banner inscribed with different slogans against China and Pakistan. They chanted full throat slogans urging China to get out …

Free Balochistan Movement announces another week-long sit-in outside Chinese Embassy

fbm_protest Saturday, October 29th, 2016 11:28 pm

LONDON:  The pro-freedom Baloch political party Free Balochistan Movement has announced another week-long sit-in protest outside Chinese Embassy in London starting from Sunday 30 October.

The FBM in a statement said that the 24-hour sit-in will continue till 6th of November and on final day there will be a protest demonstration from 1 pm to 3 pm outside Chinese Embassy and after that the protesters will march from Chinses Embassy to Marble Arch via Oxford Street.

The FBM has invited all pro-freedom Baloch and other Human Rights Organizations to take part in …

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