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International Day of the Disappeared

From: Ahmar M.
Sent on: Thursday, August 25, 2011 1:45 PM
American Friends of Balochistan Freedom is a right of all nations
  August 25, 2011    Press release    Contact:[masked] or [address removed]   WASHINGTON DC: To mark the International Day of the Disappeared, the premier pro-independence American Friends of Balochistan is organizing a round table conference on enforced disappearances at the National Press Club in Washington DC.   Please click for details of venue and directions at: http://www.press.org/events/international-day-disappeared   It is most unfortunate that countries like Pakistan feel emboldened to carry on with their enforced disappearances and other crimes aganist humanity because of lack of interest on this critical issue in the U.S.   Enforced disappearances, torture and extrajudicial killings are a norm in Occupied Balochistan, a France-sized strategic territory in southwestern Pakistan which forms more than 40 percent of Pakistan's land mass and less than 10 percent of its people.   Since July 2010, nearly 250 Baloch secular political activists have been forcibly disappeared and executed in Balochistan and their bodies thrown in the wilderness as part of the kill-and-dump policy of the Islamic republic of Pakistan.   Organizations such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, Unicef, Reporters Without Borders, Committee to Protect Journalists, International Federation of Journalists have all voiced their concern at the horrific situation in Occupied Balochistan.   Eminent scholars, human rights practitioners and press freedom advocates will attend the conference at the Murrow Room of the National Press Club. The address is:   The National Press Club[masked]th St. NW, 13th Floor - Washington, DC 20045 Tel: [masked] (The closest metro station is Metro Center and you will take the exit to 13th Street).   The day is Tuesday and the date is August 30, 2011, time 2 pm.   About the A.F.B.
 The A.F.B. endeavors to expose the war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide being perpetrated on the Baloch people in Pakistan and Iran by the world's two dangerous Islamic republics.

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