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In 1948 the independent state of Kalat, under duress, acceded to the newly created country of Pakistan. Since then the Baluch have fought five insurgencies in an effort to secure the rights promised them in various treaties with both the British government and Pakistan.

  • thumbnail imageConference Report: Balochistan in the Shadows

    On the occasion of the Balochistan Independence Day celebrated today [11 August 2015], UNPO is publishing its conference report “Buried Human Rights, Global Geopolitics and Regional Repercussions: Balochistan in the Shadows”. In response to the alarming increase in flagrant human rights abuses in Balochistan over the past year, UNPO, in cooperation with the Nonviolent Radical Party (PRNTT) and the Baluchistan House, organized a side-event, which took place on 20 March 2015 during the 28th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
  • thumbnail imageHaunted by surveillance: Tracking the victims of a domestic kill & dump policy

    Today Balochistan is like a horror film production where all the producers, actors and crew know the plot and how things will end for the actors. The Baloch are its audience, still sitting in the dark, waiting for the horror to end.
  • thumbnail imageBuried Human Rights, Global Geopolitics and Regional Repercussions: Balochistan in the Shadows

    With the aim to foster better understanding of and provide a platform for dialogue on the human rights, global and regional challenges related to Balochistan, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization will be co-hosting a side-event to the 28th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council. The event will take place in room XXI, Palais des Nations, Geneva, on 20 March 2015, from 15h00 to 17h00.
  • thumbnail imagePAKISTAN: Human rights defenders in Pakistan in need of defence

    The killing of senior lawyer, Rashid Rehman, on May 7, 2014 in his office in Multan has once again brought into focus at home and abroad how little the Pakistani state values those who risk their lives for the promotion and protection of fundamental rights for all. Rehman was killed despite having earlier expressed serious concern for his safety after threats were issued by named and identified persons and despite seeking protection from the state. His call for security was ignored.
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  • thumbnail imageLong-ignored ethnic strife cuts off Pakistan’s gas

    Millions of Pakistanis are suddenly without gas supplies after ethnic Baloch separatists blew up three pipelines from gas-rich Balochistan Province to the country’s most populous Punjab Province. The attack serves as a powerful reminder that the forces of entropy in Pakistan are not limited to Islamic militants and hostilities with neighboring nations.
  • thumbnail imageThe Plunder of Saindak’s Copper and Gold

    The Saindak copper-gold mine is counted amongst the mineral resources that mark Balochistan as a rich land. Despite the existence of gold and copper in great amounts and with great value, the Baloch nation is unable to benefit from it because the Chinese exploitation of Baloch resources is continued with the assistance of state authorities and the establishment. The Saindak production or so-called Baloch share has never been utilized for development of Baloch and Balochistan.
  • thumbnail imageSecuring the Cyber Frontier

    Every website we visit, every email and instant message we send, every comment posted on social media, every time we make a phone call, whenever we withdraw money from a cash dispenser, or when we cross by a CCTV, we are giving away intelligence.
  • thumbnail imageLetter on behalf of imprisoned hactivist Jeremy Hammond

    Jeremy Hammond, a former member of the hacking network Anonymous who has become a cause célèbre for hacktivists, civil libertarians and those concerned about the rights of whistleblowers, is a gifted young computer programmer who is currently spending a decade in prison. His crime? Leaking information from the private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, information which revealed that Stratfor had been spying on human rights activists at the behest of corporations and the U.S. government.
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