June 30, 2017

Balochistan: Daughters of Forcibly Disappeared Doctor Go on Three Day Token Hunger Strike

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On 26 June 2017, the daughters of an abducted Baloch doctor and member of the Baloch national movement started a three-day hunger strike, demanding the safe and immediate release of their father. After the Pakistan security forces had abducted Dr. Deen Mohammed Baloch in 2009, his daughters appealed to Pakistani judicial authorities and organized a 3000 km “long march” from Quetta in Balochistan to Islamabad, along with families of other victims of state-sponsored human rights abuses. However, they were denied justice by the Pakistani institutions. In total, roughly 1000 families are still waiting to get justice for their forcibly disappeared relatives. 

The article below published by Balochwarna News

The daughters of an enforced-disappeared Baloch doctor have started a three-day token hunger strike camp at Karachi Press Club on Monday (26/06/2017) to demand for the safe release of their father.

The Pakistan security forces abducted and disappeared Dr. Deen Mohammad Baloch, a doctor by profession and a member of Baloch National Movement, from Ornach area of Khuzdar Balochistan on the night of 28 June 2009. His where about remain unknown since his abduction and his family has been striving for his safe recovery from past eight years.

Sammi and Mehlab Baloch, daughters of Mr. Baloch, have been struggling for the release of their father and have knocked the doors of every courts in Pakistan, has organised dozens of protests, press conferences, held hunger strike camps and even Sammi Baloch walked 3000 km “long march” from Quetta Balochistan to Islamabad Pakistan along with other victims’ families but failed to get justice from Pakistani institutions and human rights organizations.

On 25 June Dr. Deen Mohammad’s family announce to organize a three-day sit-in vigil outside Karachi Press Club from 26-28 (three days of Eid).

The entire Muslim is celebrating Eid festival with their families, while 1000s of Baloch families are still waiting for their abducted loved ones from Pakistani dark torture cells to be released and reunited with their families.

Daughters of Mr. Baloch have appealed from United Nations to play its role for the safe release of their father.

Sammi Baloch, older daughter of Dr. Baloch, said that she has used all the democratic and peaceful channels for her father’s safe recovery but nobody has listened to her plea for help. She said if her father has committed any crime, he should be presented to a court of law and trialed according to law.

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