The Baloch National Movement (BNM) in Washington D.C. and Amsterdam staged protest demonstrations on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture to express solidarity with the torture victims and victims of enforced disappearances in Balochistan.
In Washington D.C. BNM representatives and Sindhi activists took part in the demonstration. The participants were holding photos of the political activists who have been forcibly disappeared by the Pakistani military and held incommunicado for several years.
They called for the immediate release of the victims, meanwhile, the BNM activists also gave out leaflets highlighting various aspects of the human rights violations in Balochistan to the passers-by.
The BNM representative in the US, Nabi Bakhsh Baloch, said that Balochistan is going through its worst humanitarian crisis in history.
“The Pakistani military crackdown on Baloch freedom and rights struggle has resulted in the enforced disappearances of more than 20,000 civilians including women and children, whereas, victims of torture who die in custody are buried in mass graves at unknown locations”, said Nabi Bakhsh Baloch.
Dozens of Baloch gathered at Dam Square in Amsterdam highlighting the atrocities being committed by the Pakistani military against the Baloch socio-political activists and leaders.