Many Balochs are still being tortured in the security forces’s torture cells for several years, BHRO.
BHRO conducted a demonstration on the International Torture day in front of Karachi press club against the state violence, abduction and extrajudicial killings of innocent Baloch in Balochistan. The demonstrators were having banners and play cards on which slogans, against state’s violence, abduction, extrajudicial killings of innocent Baloch and international convention which is not taking notice against the violence in Balochistan, were written.
The activists of BHRO addressed the demonstrators and said that today, means, on 26th of June, the whole world celebrates this day against the violence and promises to eliminate violence from all international societies and every kind of violence is considered a crime against humanity but the Balochs are still being tortured in the security forces’s torture cells for several years. The innocent balochs are being tortured by electric shocks, hung for weeks, beaten severely, laid on ice during winter season, made them stood on barefooted outside during the hottest season, hands and feet were tied with chains, faces were covered with masks continuously, mice were let in their clothes, awakened them whole night and it is their routine to torture them psychologically in several ways. Due to this kind of severe torture, many innocent balochs have lost their lives and their decomposed bodies have been thrown in forests and far flung areas; many of them had been the food of wild animals if not then they had been in severe condition to be recognized. After inhuman treatment with the innocent balochs if some one is released then negative effects soon come out.
The activists addressed and said that till today 14000 innocent balochs have been abducted and are kept in different torture cells of the State and more than 500 balochs have been killed extra judicially by the intelligence agencies of Pakistan. The teachers, doctors, engineers, students and et al have been abducted by the military forces in the daylight. After this, the common citizens of Balochistan are unprotected because the forces can conduct raid any time in anybody’s home and disrespects and treats severally the children, women and the grand and without any legal reason, the innocent balochs are abducted and pushed behind bars. The forces have made their own rules and regulations in Balochistan that is why they do not care about the international laws of human rights. Therefore, a few days ago the forces fired, and martyred 8 innocent balochs named as Shahan, Dost Mohd, Taro, Najli,Tokali and yousuf and 20 of them seriously got injured and they are in a critical condition, in the area of Sunari Mat and Dranj Naala, Dera Bugti Sui where the people were offering fateha for their departed ones.
The activists addressed and said that we appeal to the responsible institutions of human rights on the occasion of International Torture Day to take notice against abductions and throwing decomposed dead bodies of innocent balochs and should force the security forces to stop such inhuman acts and should take actions for the purpose of eliminating the torture cells in Pakistan and all the missing persons should be released. Because the security forces are violating the international laws and are abducting the baloch students, political workers and innocent balochs and they are pushed in torture cells for years without any legal reason. Even though they are not presented before any courts this is absolutely against the human rights and constitution of state. The international human rights organization should play their vital role for the elimination of torture and restoration of fundamental rights of balochs.