The International Day of Disappeared: Baloch Community Germany holds a protest demonstration
Date 2012-08-31 | Topic: Germany
|Baloch Diaspora in Europe have held simultaneous protest demonstrations against continuous disappearances and extra judicial killings of Baloch activists by Pakistani and Iranian security forces in Balochistan. The International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons and Baloch Student Organisation Azad had given the call for worldwide protest on 30 August ‘the International Day of Disappeared’. |
In this regard the Baloch Community in Germany has also held a protest in city of Koln in front of Koln Dom. The Baloch activists distributed leaflets to passers-by held placard inscribed with slogans against human rights violations in Balochistan.
In a press release the Baloch Community Germany (BCG) said that Pakistani security agencies abducted thousands of Baloch and killed hundreds in captivity. They said due to Pakistani security forces barbarism the human rights situations in Balochistan were deteriorating rapidly and due the forces’ dump and kill policy there was an alarming tendency toward violence in the society. The BCG said there were enough evidence of Pakistani FC and ISI’s involvement in abductions and killings of Baloch activists.
They said recently the Pakistani Anti Narcotic Forces and agencies have abducted four Baloch fishermen from Peshukan area of Gawadar among them Samad Bilal was killed and dumped after one day of his abduction. “According to eye-witnesses report Samad’s face was acidified and his legs were drilled. Such acts exposes the very brute nature of Pakistani forces which an unacceptable and unpardonable crime.”
The BCG press release further said that over 14000 Baloch have been disappeared by Pakistani security agencies and over 500 Baloch have been killed in custody. “The lives of abducted Baloch persons at risk and immediate actions are needed for their safe release.”
The Baloch Community Germany appealed the UN, EU and the United states to play their due role and save the lives of Baloch detainees. They appealed the UN to pressurise Pakistan to give the status of Prisoner of conscience to Baloch political detainees and treat them as prisoners of war according international law. The appealed the UN delegation, due to visit Pakistan next month, to visit different areas of Balochistan, hold talks with families of Baloch missing persons and those who have been extra-judicially killed. They also appeal the UN delegation to meet the representatives of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons and urged Pakistan to immediately release abducted Baloch unharmed.
The BCG urged appealed United States and other international powers stop supporting Pakistan army unless they show respect for human rights laws in Balochistan. The Baloch Community Germany appealed to the government of Germany to urge Pakistan to stop the bloodshed in Balochistan.