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‘They just don’t want free & fair elections’

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The Altaf Hussain led MQM has backed 81 candidates in total. Yet 20 have gone missing as they have been detained by police & other law enforcement agencies. Others have been arrested on trumped up charges. But the fight is on, even if the candidates are missing, or it must be done without being allowed to campaign. It all brings attention to the violation of their basic constitutional rights.

‘They have picked up our loved ones, not our material possessions. We will never...

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"You (the State) are doing this to us for the last 70 years or so. You think mothers will never forget their sons? You are mistaken.": Dr Mahrang Baloch speaks to Voicepk before she leaves for Baluchistan.
Baloch women: Soldiering through the Eye of the Storm

Baloch women: Soldiering through the Eye of the Storm

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Scores of Baloch women and children have been braving freezing temperatures, hunger and disease for the past 21 days in a desperate bid to urge the authorities to recover missing persons and protect the Baloch people.

Baloch rights activist calls for global support amid misinformation campaign

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During a press briefing today, Dr. Mahrang Baloch denounced the disappearances of young activists from Balochistan's Tump and Taunsa Shareef areas on January 9. The BYC also appealed to the international community, especially the UN, to take notice of the ground realities of Balochistan.

Baloch children spending childhoods in protests rather than classrooms

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Like their mothers and older siblings, the children at the Baloch protest camp in Islamabad exude courage and tenacity, demanding the recovery of missing loved ones and an end to the oppression of Baloch people.
Baloch sit-in protest continues despite freezing cold in Islamabad

Baloch sit-in protest continues despite freezing cold in Islamabad

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With the expiry of the Baloch protest’s 7-day ultimatum, traders in various parts of Balochistan observed the BYC’s call for a shutter-down strike. Meanwhile, protesters say the Islamabad police are stopping volunteers from providing them with food and warm blankets.

12 persons abducted from Balochistan despite long march, while caretaker PM accuses Baloch protestors...

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Around 12 people have been forcibly disappeared from Balochistan despite the protestors' march to the capital, while the main organizer of the protest Mahrang Baloch says that until now, no enquiry has been carried out over the way they had been mistreated in Islamabad by the capital city police.
HRCP urges upcoming elected government to address pertinent rights issues

HRCP urges upcoming elected government to address pertinent rights issues

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During a Monday presser in Islamabad, the HRCP raised alarm over gross human rights violations in Pakistan and called upon the future elected government to prioritize safeguarding fundamental freedoms.

“Hundreds still in custody”: Baloch Yakjehti Committee refutes Interior’s claim of releasing 290 protestors

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The Baloch Yakjehti Committee has rejected the Interior Ministry's announced that some 290 Baloch protesters have been released. The BYC claims that around 100 people are still in state custody, and has suspended all talks with the government until all 300 protesters are released.
EU GSP+ Review highlights rights violations, media curbs in Pakistan

EU GSP+ review highlights rights violations, media curbs in Pakistan

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In an evaluation report regarding Pakistan’s GSP+ status, the EU voiced concerns over rising cases of enforced disappearances, curbs on free speech, as well as civilian trials in military courts in the wake of May 9 riots.