UN urged to send an investigation mission to Balochistan

Geneva: 09/03/2021

The UN Human Rights Council was asked to intervene and send an investigating mission to observe some of the most pressing human rights situations in Balochistan at the 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Item 3. 

Delivering the BHRC intervention statement on item 3, Thierry Valle drew the attention of the council to the blatant violations of the international human rights treaties that Pakistan has signed up to, and it continues to violate those human rights instruments in her pursuit to quell the Baloch national struggle for the right to self-determination.

She highlighted the sufferings of thousands of families in Balochistan whose loved ones are kept incommunicado for many years. 

“The military establishment of Pakistan and its clandestine agencies and death squads are involved in kidnapping, torturing and murdering Baloch activists and human rights defenders with impunity”, she reiterated.

Urging the council to send a fact-finding mission to investigate the gross violations of human rights in Balochistan and to make the military officials accountable for their crimes against humanity, she added that despite repeated requests from Baloch Human Rights Council and other international human rights organizations for intervention in Balochistan, the silence of the international community is incomprehensible. 

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