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Pakistan Criticized in the European Parliament for arrest and killing of Baluch Nationalist Leaders

Wednesday 5 th December 2007, Brussels, Belgium , European Parliament:

The 'South Asia Peace Forum,' an initiative of the Members of the European Parliament, held an urgent meeting to discuss the recent arrest of Herbiyar Marri by the British Authorities on behest of Pakistan and the killing of his brother Balach Marri, both sons of Balochistan Leader Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri.

Pakistan was criticized for its illegal and indirect ways to pressurize and curb Baloch Human Rights workers living outside Pakistan by pressuring them to stop activities for welfare of the citizens of Kingdom of Balochistan, having them arrested by local government, stopped at the customs and searched for hours even though citizen of the local country and making forged police cases against the Balochi's living abroad.

The MEPs (Member of the European Parliament) condemned the targeted killing of Baloch Patriotic leader Balach Marri by the Pakistani Punjabi Army and urged the British Authorities not to hand over the Herbiyar Marri to the Pakistani army, as the Pakistan had repeatedly made it very clear of what they want to do with Nawab Akbar Bugti, Herbiyar, Balach and other Baluchs who have taken a stand for the rights of Baluch people. Pakistan was told to stop it's activities against Baluchi's living abroad and mass killings in Baluchistan.

The MEPs also supported for organizing a meeting on Balochistan and report on the actual situation of Balochistan prepared by the European Parliament and be presented in the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Release from the Office of Mr. Marek Aleksander Czarnecki
Member of the European Parliament
Member of Group of South Asia
Member of South Asia Peace Forum Member of Baloch Forum
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