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international with the collaboration of †UNPO,
†Baloch Human Rights Council, World
Sindhi Congress, Sindhi Baloch Forum and Balochistan Rights Movement held a
peaceful protest rally against the Pakistani and Iranian state terrorism and
brutalities in Balochistan on Friday 20 March 2009 from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm in
front of the† United Nations †office in Geneva Switzerland. The slogans on
the placards high lighted various aspects of human right violation of the
Baloch by the Pakistani and
A conference on Human Rights situation in Balochistan was also held in the UN conference room at , chaired by interfaith international president Mr. Charles Graves.
Senator Sana Baloch presented
a detailed graphic accounts of injustices, atrocities, human rights violations,
political, social deprivations, abduction & extra judicial killing of
Baloch civilians including women & children, Target killing of Baloch leaders
and Baloch intellectuals by
Mehran Baloch of Balochistan Human Rights Movement stated that 61 years of slavery & occupation of Pakistan has given Baloch no other option †but to demand and gets its Freedom. A free & sovereign Balochistan is the demand of Baloch nation, United Nations and international community should support the genuine Baloch demand for freedom of Balochistan.
Noordin Mengal spoke of Pakistani state terrorism and target killing of Baloch leadership and abduction of Baloch civilian by state agencies. He warned that the Baloch had suffered a lot in the hands of Pakistani & Iranian states and time has come for the Baloch to get their independent state Balochistan. He said he has trust and faith on international community who will appreciate and support the legitimate right of the Baloch nation for freedom.
Munir Mengal spoke of his ordeal in Pakistani torture cell. He said he was abducted by the Pakistani secret agencies. He said his only crime was that he had publicly announced that he wanted to launch a Balochi TV. He gave a graphic detailed of tortures that he has faced during his solitary confinement including the ordeal of MS. Zarrina Marri.
The president of
United Nations Human Rights Commission for
Dr. Lakhu Luhana of World Sindhi
Congress expressed his nationís solidarity with Baloch people and said it is
The representative of UNPO, the representatives of European Union South Asian Group, minister from the Canadian government, Peace and Nationality representative of Austria, United Nations High commissioner for Refugees and many other† members of The United Nations† Human Rights Council and NGOs from Europe† expressed their opinion and shared their sympathies with the Baloch nation and pledged their support for their demand of self determination† according UN charters .
It is worth noting
that for the first time the delegates of different Baloch Organizations from
A memorandum to the president of United Nations Human Rights Council is handed over on behalf of of the interfaith international, UNPO, Baloch Human Rights Council, World Sindhi Congress, Sindhi Baloch forum. A copy of the memorandum is attached with.
At the end of the conference an appeal was launched on behalf of the participants of the conference, and the Baloch representatives for the safe release of UNHCR representative Mr. John Solicky.
Baloch Human Rights
Council †††††††† ††††††††††