- Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein (United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights)United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Order the Pakistan Military to release Zahid Baloch, Chair of the Baloch Students Organization (BSO-Azad) abducted on March 18, 2014
Balochistan is a resource-rich territory occupied by Pakistan since 1948 and is now in the 9th year of a military action by the Pakistan Army and its intelligence agencies, the ISI ad MI that have abducted thousands of innocent civilians, suspected militants and activists.
An association for peaceful protest formed by some of the families of those missing, called the International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (IIVBMP) says that up to 18,000 Baloch are currently unaccounted for, of whom more than 2000 were killed between 2001 to 2013. That figure is much higher than data from other NGOs and human rights organizations, but the IVBMP says it will be publishing details of all its data early next year.
In the latest sweep of kidnappings of Baloch youth, the Pakistan military raided a meeting of the Baloch Students Organisation (BSO) in Quetta where they abducted the organisation's chair, Mr. Zahid Kurd aka Zahid Baloch on March 18, 2014.
He is being held illegally in a military camp where we have learnt he is being tortured and faces imminent death if the UNHRC and other international Human Rights bodies do not intervene.
- United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein (United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights)
Intervene with the Pakistan Government and the Pakistan Army to secure the release of Zahid Kurd, aka Baloch Khan, Chair of the Baloch Students Organization (BSO) who has been illegally detained and is being tortured in a military cell, facing imminent death.
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