Sunday, May 15, 2011

PAKISTAN: Five more disappeared persons bullet riddled bodies are found in Balochistan

AHRC, May 13, 2011

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME
Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-094-2011



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PAKISTAN: Five more disappeared persons bullet riddled bodies are found in Balochistan
ISSUES: Extrajudicial killings; abduction; disappearance; impunity; rule of law
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Dear friends,

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that the bodies of five disappeared persons have been found in different areas of Balochistan. The bodies bore bullet wounds, drill marks and other signs of torture. The victims were abducted from Balochistan province and Karachi, Sindh province at different times and their bodies were found in different areas of Balochistan.
Disappearances in Balochistan have become the routine work of the intelligence agencies and Frontier Corps (FC). Since last year the law enforcement authorities have introduced a new trend in which they kill the disappeared person extrajudicially so as to destroy any possible evidence of their wrong doing. Families of the victims stated that they were abducted by law enforcement agencies. The first information reports of their disappearance were filed against the security forces.
CASE NARRATIVE:

Three decomposed bodies of disappeared persons including a prominent leader of the Baloch Student Organization were found from Panjgoor province Balochistan.
On 15 August 2010 Mr. Abid Shah Baloch along with his two friends Abdul Sattar Blaoch and Safeer Baloch were allegedly abducted by the law enforcement agencies from Mand, district Panjgoor. Mr. Abid Shah Baloch was the former vice chairman of the Baloch Students Organization Azad (BSO, Azad). He was the resident of Panjgoor. Safeer Baloch was the former district organizer of Baloch National Movement (BNM). He was also a resident of Panjgoor district. Abdul Sattar was a government teacher and the chairman of government teachers association (GTA), and activist of Balochistan National Party (Awami). He was a resident of Balochistan province. On 11, May 2011 their bodies were found together from the mountainous area of Farwan district Panjgoor. It is estimated that they had been partially buried one month earlier and the bodies were decomposed. The victim families identified them with the help of Balochi shoes and clothes. Families of the victims stated that they were abducted by security forces and after sever torture they were extra judicially killed. The first information report (FIR) of their disappearance was filed against the security forces.

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