Baluchistan, a province of Pakistan,
has been fighting for a rightful share of their resources
and participation in their own governance. In the course
of their human rights work, Baluch nationals have taken up
residence in London, for safety.
Exiled Baluch Patriot Herbiyar Marri has been arrested by British authorities,
his house and the entire neighborhood in London has been cordoned off. The property
is being searched and his family has been evacuated. Authorities transferred
Mr. Marri to Paddington Green police Station for interrogation. The home
of Noordin Mengal (click for statement),
also located in Ealing, has been cordoned off as well. Mr. Mengal was not present
and no arrests have been made.
This incident has been prompted by the Pakistani authorities to put pressure
on and curb Baluch human rights workers. The British authorities should not become
a party to unjustifiable persecution and victimization of the secular Baluch
The Musharraf regime has been lobbying and persuading the British government
to extradite Baluch human rights workers in order to eliminate their opposition.
Herbiyar's brother, Balach Marri was targeted and killed two weeks ago, see this