Balochistan: Seven Activists Abducted in Just One Week
Photo by Human Rights Council of Balochistan
The systematic use of abductions of Baloch activists by Pakistani authorities remains rampant. On 31 March 2017, UNPO submitted a report on human rights’ situation in Pakistan to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), outlining how alarming the situation is. The recent events demonstrate that the use of enforced disappearances of Baloch people by the Pakistani government are not just a series of individual incidents, but part of a comprehensive strategy to silence Baloch human rights activism.
Below is an article by Human Rights Council of Balochistan:
According to the reports, around 4am on Tuesday 18 April 2017, Pakistani security forces conducted a military operation and abducted two brothers, Assa Haibtan and Jumma Haibtan from Syah Gazzi district Awaran, Balochistan.
On 18 April 2017, Pakistani security forces conducted military operations in Gohrag Bhag, Kocha, Tolgad, Bagdar and Pansi areas and abducted Matlab Mohammad and Salah Fateh Mohammad from Gohrag Bhag, Dasht district Kech, Balochistan.
On 16 April 2017, Pakistani intelligence agency (ISI) abducted Majid Faqir resident of Khushkabad tehsil Tump district Kech from D-Baloch highway which is a main route on CPEC project connected to district Gwadar.
On 12 April 2017, Pakistani security forces surrounded Balgatar village of district Kech and abducted Bilal Dilmurad and Nazir Wajdad.
On 17 April 2017, Pakistani army attacked Kocha village in Dasht district Kech and abducted Ghulam Mayar. He was released after two days of severe torture.