Balochistan: The space for human rights activist is shrinking in Balochistan. BHRO

Baloch Human Rights Organization’s representative condemns arresting of well-known human rights activist and Voice for Baloch Missing Person’s Chairman, Nasrullah Baloch by police and said that provincial government is resorting different tools and excuses in order to silence and stop human rights activists. Nasrullah, along with his friends is arrested without presenting any arrest warrant from his shop. Such tactics are carried out in order to suppress the voices which are being raised for the safety of human rights in Balochistan.

Nasrullah Baloch is struggling peacefully for the safe recovery of forcefully disappeared people of Balochistan for last many years. These attempts are made to stop Nasrullah Baloch from his struggle. He was harassed and detained illegally for more than 7 hours which is self-evident that the space for human rights activist in Balochistan is shrinking.

Baloch Human Rights Organization demanded from provincial assembly to investigate the matter and held accountable the responsible of the incident.

Human Rights Council of Balochistan (Hakkpaan) is a non-profit and non-partisan human rights group based in Balochistan and Sweden. It collects reports from Balochistan, a region Pakistan government does not allow any media and HR group to visit and report. Human rights violations in Balochistan is not a new phenomenon, but it got its worst levels after the Military coup de tat of Pakistan in 1999. Thousands of Baloch have been reported missing, hundreds killed in fake encounters and so-called kill and dump policy of the military. HRCB collects the data from Balochistan itself, through its network of volunteers and supporters, organizes and reports them to the human rights mechanisms of the world.