In the report, the HRCB has covered the human rights abuses that occurred in Balochistan.
According to the report, the Human Rights Council of Balochistan received forty-one cases of enforced disappearance and thirty cases of extrajudicial executions in Balochistan during the month of October 2022.
Victims of enforced disappearance include fourteen students. Later, five abductees were released, four were framed in bogus cases and one of the abductees was extrajudicially killed in a fake encounter by the Police Counter Terrorism Department whereas, the whereabouts of thirty people remained unknown at the time of writing this report.
Moreover, Police Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) continued to abduct, fabricate cases, and extrajudicially kill victims of enforced disappearances in staged encounters. In October, Police CTD killed at least fourteen victims of enforced disappearance in staged encounters and fabricated cases against four other victims.
In addition, twenty-one victims of enforced disappearance were also released in the month. They include Shahid Sharif Badini who was detained by FC on October 24, 2020, from Kishangi Nushki, Nasir Essa, a resident of Paroom who was abducted by FC 2 years ago and Sakhi Balach, a resident of Kulanch Dasht who had been missing since 2019. Four victims were abducted a year ago while the rest of the released persons were abducted by forces months before. All the released persons were subjected to inhuman torture during their incommunicado detention and were released without any explanation.
Enforced disappearance continued unabated in the month of October 2022. Forty-one incidents of enforced disappearance were reported out of which, five people were later released, four were framed in bogus cases and one of the victims was extra-judicially killed in a fake encounter. The whereabouts of the rest of the victims remained unknown.
Three cases from previous months were also reported in the month of October. Saya Khan, a resident of the Gichk area of district Panjgur was summoned to the military camp on September 18, 2022, and detained him. The military is demanding ransom money for the release of the victims. The family reported his disappearance in October.
Gulshad son of Dilwash, a student and a resident of the Malir area of Karachi was whisked away by forces from Karachi on September 26, 2022. He had remained missing for a month and in October, Police CTD claimed to arrest him from the Mirpur Khas area of Sindh with explosives. The family rejected CTD’s claim and declared the charges as bogus and fabricated.
At least fourteen students forcibly disappeared in the month of October.
On October 8, forces raided a house in Daaki Bazar of district Kech and whisked away two students. They were identified as Sarfaraz Ayub and Yusuf Pathan. Their whereabouts are still unknown.
On October 13, Sattar Rahim Bakhsh and Hayat Aslam, both students were detained and shifted to an unknown location by Frontier Corps personnel from Turbat, district Kech. Days later, Police CTD claimed to arrest Hayat Aslam and projected him as a terrorist who was apprehended with explosives in his possession whereas, the whereabouts of Sattar Rahim Bakhsh are still unknown.
On Oct 14, three more students were detained by personnel of the frontier corps and shifted to an unknown location. They were identified as Qambar Umeed, Uzair Mola Bakhsh, Anas Barkat, and Asad Musa. Later, Qambar Umeed, Uzair Mola Bakhsh, and Anas Barkat were released while the whereabouts of Asad Musa are still unknown.
On Oct 18, three students namely Zuhair Uzair, Chakar Qayum, and Siraj Imam were detained by Frontier Corps personnel and shifted to an unknown location. Since then, their whereabouts are unknown.