WASHINGTON DC – 25 August 2016
On the tenth anniversary of Pakistan’s assassination of Baloch nationalist leader Akbar Khan Bugti, the American Friends of Balochistan will host a conference opposing Pakistan’s annexation and occupation of Balochistan and calling for a halt to US arms sales to Pakistan – weapons that are often being used to bomb and kill the Baloch civilian population.
The conference takes place this Friday, 26 August, from 9am to 12.30pm, at the National Press Club, Murrow Room, 13th Floor, 529 14th Street NW, Washington DC 20045.
London-based human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, who will speak at the conference, said:
“The US must not remain indifferent to what is happening in Balochistan. Congress should send a fact-finding mission to document the gross human abuses that are happening there. We want the US Alien Torte Statute used to bring to justice Pakistani military and intelligence officials responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Balochistan, including former military dictator, General Pervez Musharraf, and the former head of the Southern Command Corps, Lt General Naseer Janjua. There is also an urgent need for the UN to appoint a special rapporteur on Balochistan and for the UN to press Pakistan to allow a referendum on self-determination, under international supervision, in accordance with the UN Charter.” … Read More