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Three missing persons have been recovered in Kech, whereas six new enforced disappearances have been reported in Kharan and Kech, districts of Balochistan.

According to The Balochistan Post news desk; three of the four recently detained persons have been recovered whereas six new disappearances have been reported in Kharan and Kech.

According to the sources, the security forces had executed a raid in the Nasirabad area of Kech, three days ago and had forcefully detained two brothers – Mairaj and Imran, sons of Karim Bakhash. Moreover, Samiullah s/o Sanaullah Kubdani has also been detained in the Gwash are of Kharan and relocated to an unknown location.

Few days ago, the forces had allegedly detained four persons from the Tump area of Kech, three of which have been recovered. According to sources, Muslim s/o Ghulam Jan, Shah Dost s/o Raheem and Behroz s/o Master Samad have been retrieved, whereas Ali Haidar s/o Dil Jan is still missing.

Furthermore, two brothers have allegedly been detained in New Kahaan area of Quetta, on Saturday. The local sources state that Sher Dil and Nadir Khan Marri were forcefully detained by the security forces at night. The forces – dressed in plainclothes – had allegedly broken into their house, ransacked the domicile, exercised aggression, blindfolded and eventually shoved them into a vehicle. The detainees were then moved to an unknown location.

According to sources, Sher Dil Marri was a teacher in a local school where he gratuitously taught the indigenous children. The families of the detainees have appealed to the national and international Human Rights Organizations to take notice of the enforced disappearances of the inhabitants of Balochistan.

Abducted teacher: Sher Dil Marri

It is pertinent to mention here that Abdul Rehman s/o Haji Khan Marri, a former teacher in the mentioned school, was also allegedly detained by the security forces. According to sources, Abdul Rehman had been travelling in a bus when the security forces had pulled over the vehicle, checked his CNIC and detained him. He has not been heard of since.

Parvez Baloch s/o Sadiq has also been allegedly detained in Kech yesterday. According to the sources, Parvez had been travelling to Awaran from Kech when the security forces had signaled the vehicle to pull over. Afterwards, Parvez had been seized and moved to an unknown location. The sources also claim that Parvez had disappeared two times in the past but had been recovered.

Victim of enforced disappearance: Parvez Baloch

Currently, the rate of enforced disappearances vastly outstrips the rate of recoveries in Balochistan. If three missing persons are recovered, six new disappearances are reported. The vocal critics and the campaigners of the enforced disappearances are victimized themselves. Reacting to the recent disappearances, the National Party has launched a four-hour-long online campaign (from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.) on social media. Beginning from today, the campaign will supposedly last to the first night of the lunar month. The participants will post 10 tweets and 3-5 Facebook posts daily – urging the authorities to release the missing persons.

The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) is protesting against the enforced disappearances in front of the Quetta press club for almost 4000 days, but to no avail. The protesters say that, despite the negotiations with the authorities, enforced disappearances continue unabated.


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