The seminar was attended by three senior UNHRC representatives. Speakers included Mehran Baloch Balochistan's unofficial representative to the United Nations, Canadian commentator Tarek Fateh, Dr. Charles Graves, ex-Member of European Parliament (ex-MEP), Pablo Casaka, Zafar Baloch, President of Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada), Noordin Mengal and Baseer Naweed of the Asian Human Rights Commission.
Noordin Mengal and Nasser Boladai (Balochistan Peoples Party), representatives of the Baloch people in Pakistan and Iran respectively, made a three-day visit to the European Parliament in Brussels to raise awareness of the continued human rights abuses against Baloch people in both countries, and to urge the European Union to speak out against the continued systematic suppression exerted upon them by the Pakistani and Iranian regimes.
The Baluchistan Union of Journalists released a statement condemning Haq's death and demanding the formation of a high-level committee to investigate the brutal murder and provide security for journalists.
The Balochistan Peoples Party appeals to pressure the Iranian government to stop mass execution of innocent Baloch people.
Snubbing allegations and threats by armed organisation Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Aman Balochistan, female relatives of the missing persons on Wednesday declared that they will not back down from protesting and will continue the hunger-strike camp for the recovery of their loved ones.
Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) Chairman Nasurrallah Baloch has said that his and other members of VBMP’s lives are in danger. He has sent a letter to the Supreme Court registrar and the United Nations.
[The UN team] said that, according to the 1992 Declaration for Protection of All Persons Against Enforced Disappearances, no circumstances whatsoever, whether a threat of war, a state of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked to justify enforced disappearances.
Group’s chairman says Justice Iqbal misrepresented number of missing persons
The International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons have send the following letter to United Nations Secrtary General Mr. Ban ki Moon and head of Working Group on Enforced Disappearances Mr. Olivier de Frouville urging them to make direct contacts with Baloch families of extra-judicially killed and enforced-disappeared activists.
The Baloch Diaspora in Europe has held simultaneous protest demonstrations against continuous disappearances and extra judicial killings of Baloch activists by Pakistani and Iranian security forces in Balochistan. The International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons and Baloch Student Organisation Azad had given the call for worldwide protest on 30 August, ‘the International Day of Disappeared’. Protests were held in Ireland, United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Australia, Germany and Canada.