Sindh: Activists Raise Concern over Human Rights Violations

Activists gathered at the WSC event “Rights, security and development in Sindh” in Washington, D.C., on 30 April 2019, to discuss the state-run human rights violations the region is facing. Speakers highlighted the persecution of Sindhi political activists in the hands of state and non-state actors in Pakistan. Baloch and Pashtun activists also joined the … Continue reading Sindh: Activists Raise Concern over Human Rights Violations

Iran Secretly Hangs Four Men On Drug Related Charges In Arak Prison

Iran secretly hanged four prisoners on drug related charges in Central Prison of Arak.  The four prisoners executed on April 29 are identified as Seyed Hamidreza Hosseinkhani, 37, Majid Kazemi, 42, Mohammad Hemmati, 26, and Mohammad Davoudabadi, 26.  This came just one day after the execution on drug charges of a university student in Central … Continue reading Iran Secretly Hangs Four Men On Drug Related Charges In Arak Prison

Security forces forcibly disappeared two young students from Quetta

According to the received reports, two students namely Ashraf Naiksaal and Gulab of Baalgatar, district Kech were forced disappeared by the members of Pakistani security forces on 15 May, 2019 from Brewery Road, Quetta, the capital city of Balochistan. The Baloch human rights groups have voiced their concerns about the safety of the forced disappeared … Continue reading Security forces forcibly disappeared two young students from Quetta

23 prisoners awaiting hand amputation in Tehran prison

Twenty-three prisoners convicted of theft are languishing in the Greater Tehran Prison, Fashafoyeh, awaiting hand amputation. The hand of one of the prisoners is to be amputated in the coming days.  The prisoner has been identified as Alireza Khan Baluchi and reports indicate that his sentence has been sent to the Sentence Implementation Department.  Baluchi … Continue reading 23 prisoners awaiting hand amputation in Tehran prison

Three more Baloch students fall victim to enforced disappearance

The enforced disappearances of Baloch political activists and human rights defenders in Pakistan continues unabated amidst the failure of the state’ judicial system to offer any remedy. Three Baloch students abducted on Thursday outside the lawful process by the security forces from different locations. According to the relatives and friends of the victims who have … Continue reading Three more Baloch students fall victim to enforced disappearance

Three men forcefully whisked away from the port city of Gwadar

Gwadar: Balochistan has recently witnessed a significant increase in the number of cases of enforced disappearances. The most recent cases surfaced as the forceful disappearance of three Baloch men by the security forces of Pakistan from the port city of Gwadar. The Baloch nationalists accuse China of building the port of Gwadar for its own … Continue reading Three men forcefully whisked away from the port city of Gwadar

The Baloch Human Rights Council (BHRC) elects new cabinet members

Press Release: London: 2019-03-26 The executive committee of the Baloch Human Rights Council (BHRC) elected Dr. Naseer Dashti as its new Executive President following the resignation of Waja Akber Barakzai.  In a meeting held in London on 23rd March 2019, Jamshaid Amiri was appointed as the representative for Western Balochistan while Qambar Malik Baloch was elected … Continue reading The Baloch Human Rights Council (BHRC) elects new cabinet members

BHRC expresses concern over continued human rights violations in Balochistan

London: Baloch Human Rights Council (UK) expressed extreme concern on the continuing human rights violations being perpetrated by the Pakistani state security agencies in Balochistan.  In a letter, dated 30/12/2018,  sent to the UN Secretary-General, it drew the attention of international community towards the plight of the family members whose beloved have been abducted by security agencies or … Continue reading BHRC expresses concern over continued human rights violations in Balochistan