Baloch Rights Organization Raises Rising Number of Enforced Disappearances in Pakistan

Voice for Baloch Missing Persons chairman Nasrullah Baloch said the number of enforced disappearance cases had increased in Pakistan.

Balochistan: Voice for Baloch Missing Persons chairman Nasrullah Baloch said the number of enforced disappearance cases had increased in Pakistan.

Concerned about this, Nasrullah Baloch said the number of cases of enforced disappearances had increased in Balochistan and at the same time the killing of people who disappeared in fake encounters continued, Pakistani vernacular media, Intekhab Daily reported. He also said the Blochs were the target of violence and brutality in Iran.

“Many Baluchis are being killed in Iran. Even the women are forcibly disappearing like the men. We condemn them all,” the president said.

According to several reports, innocent Baluchis are killed in fake encounters and their mutilated bodies are found in remote places.

An annual report by the Balochistan Human Rights Council, an organization that documents human rights abuses in the province, says students remain the main target of kidnappings both in Balochistan and other regions. from Pakistan.

In July, Pakistani security forces forcibly abducted 45 people, including 10 students. Fifteen people were later released while the fate of 35 people remains unknown.

July saw an increase in murder cases compared to previous months.

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The Balochistan Human Rights Council documented 48 cases of murders, including five women, while fourteen bodies remained unidentified.

Recently, the Iranian government closed the Gabd-Rimdan border with Pakistan following deadly clashes between Iranian security forces and its Baloch people in Zahedan, the capital of the Iranian province of Sistan and Balochistan, the authorities reported. media.

According to Amnesty International, at least 82 people were killed in clashes.

Demonstrations in Zahedan populated by the Baloch ethnic minority took place after Friday prayers on September 30 in a show of solidarity with nationwide protests and to demand accountability for the reported rape of a 15-year-old girl by a commander of the provincial police.

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