Sunday, August 28, 2005

A Letter to President George W. Bush

August 25th, 2005


Dear Mr. President,


On the behalf of Baloch Society of North America (BSO-NA), I would like to bring your attention to the deteriorating condition of torture Victim, Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch, Whose life is in great danger in Pakistani custody, in Quetta, Balochistan. According to the reports from Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)and Amnesty International, his half of the body is paralyzed due to torture, electric shocks, and degrading inhuman treatment by Pakistani authorities, and he is unable to speak or recognize his family members or friends, and needs urgent medical treatment to save his life.



Dr. Allah Nazar was picked up along with his seven friends on March 25th, 2005 after they had joined a peaceful protest against the Pakistani Military Operation, on March 17th, 2005, in Dera Bugti, Balochistan, in which 70 Baloch people died and more than 200 were injured, including children and women.



Pakistan’s crime against our people in Balochistan are not new. Balochistan has been a victim of Pakistani terrorism since its occupation in 1947, by Pakistani Army. Thousand people have died and many are behind bars and are being tortured, including Dr. Allah Nazar, Goher Baloch, Akhtar Nadeem, Ali Asgher Bangulzai, Jan Mohammad Marri, Gohram, Saleh Baloch and many others.



Despite the concerns and frequent request from Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Amnesty International and other human right groups, protest and huger strikes in all over Balochistan, demanding the release of Dr. Allah Nazar and his friends, Pakistani authorities continue its human right violations in Balochistan and have arrogantly shut their eyes and closed their ears and are in constant refusal to let Dr. Allah Nazar and his friends go or have access to urgent medical treatment that they desperately needs.



Dear Mr. President,



As you said in your famous historic speech at the State of Union on Jan 2005,

"The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world. All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know that the United States will not ignore your oppression, or excuse your oppressors. When you stand for your liberty, we will stand with you," President Bush, Jan 20th, 2005

The Baloch people are asking," How long Baloch people have to suffer more? How long more we have to be tortured in the hands of Pakistani military dictators? When the human right violations against Baloch people will end? When will the we have our freedom back and when the will the Pakistani tyranny against our people will end?"



Dear Mr. President,



Your urgent attention and immediate intervention can save a life and will be highly appreciated by the people of Balochistan and the Baloch diaspora of allover the world. Please use your influence to ask the Pakistani authorities to let Dr. Allah Nazar go and to let him have access to medical treatment without any delay, which he needs desperately, to save his life. We highly appreciate your kind attention and intervention in this matter. Thank you Mr. President.



Sincerely,



Dr. Wahid Baloch,

President of Baloch Society of North America (BSO-NA), USA.



Realted links:



1) Amnesty International :
http://web.amnesty.org/library/
Index/ENGASA330222005
http://web.amnesty.org/library/index
/ENGASA330142005?open&of=ENG-PAK

http://web.amnesty.org/library/index
/ENGASA330062005?open&of=ENG-PAK

2)HRCP :
http://www.dawn.com/2005/08/16/nat25.htm

3) BSONA : http://www.bso-na.org/

4) Balochistan: http://www.answers.com/
Topics/Balochistan

5) Military Action : http://www.satribune.com/
archives/200503/P1_butt3.htm

6) Hunger Strike: http://www.dawn.net/
2005/08/12/nat7.htm

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