Dec 9, 2009
American Friends of Baluchistan
-- Liberty is a fundamental right of every nation
WASHINGTON DC, Nov. 9, 2009: The Baluch in the USA are marking
the international human rights day by drawing the world
attention to nearly 8,000 Baluch missing in Pakistan Occupied
Rain, snow or shine, a dawn to dusk hunger strike will be
staged by an activist of the American Friends of Baluchistan
in front of the Norwegian embassy in Washington DC, to apprise
the world about the silence over the abduction of Norwegian
Baluch national Ehsan Arjemandi, 34.
Arjemandi was abducted by the Pakistani Military Intelligence,
a sister agency of the infamous Inter Services Intelligence
while visiting his native Baluchistan on August 7.
He is among the more 8,000 Baluch that have gone missing
since the onset of what the Baluch call the fifth war of
independence after the forced annexation of their territory
by Pakistan on March 27, 1948.
After months of denial, pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza
Gilani recently acknowldged that the federal government has
a list of nearly 1,000 such missing persons who he promised
will reunite with their families soon.
The victim's brother Ali Arjemandi has complained his brother
is being treated differently because of his skin color.
More than 20,000 Baluch patriots have given their lives for
the freedom of their country.
Both Pakistan and Iran are committing gross human rights
violations against the Baluch people, who are struggling
for independence. Baluchistan was once an independent country
on the world map before the white men set foot on their territory
more than two centuries ago. When the British left, as part
of their divide and rule policy, Baluchistan lost its independence
as Pakistan under its thuggish leader Mohammad Ali Jinnah
forcibly occupied Baluchistan under a so-called Instruments
The A.F.B. is closely allied with Baluch national heroes
Waja Hyrbyair Marri, Waja Brahumdagh Bugti and Dr. Allah
Nazar Baloch and is the most organized political voice of
the Baluch people in the US capitol.
The address of the embassy is 2720 34th Street NW, Washington