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Pakistani intelligence agencies and Frontier Corps (FC) has arrested 19 persons including three women and five children in a raid on an isolated, Marri Baloch populated area in Windar town of Balochistan.

Local sources told Balochwarna that "more than dozen vehicles of Pakistani security forces and intelligence agencies personnel besieged a small village of Marri Baloch and carried out a search operation for several hours. The security force found nothing harmful or illegal in possession of the villagers. The entire population has been made hostages in their houses, brutally tortured and humiliated the women and children and eventually arrested 19 people”.

The arrested and disappeared people include three women, five children, the 80 year-old head of the house Ahmad Khan S/o Peerhan Marri, Shabbo Marri, Rahmdil Marri sons of Ahmad Khan Marri, Zaman khan Marri, Nadir khan Marri, Kareem Baksh Marri sons of Bangul Khan Marri, Rasool Baksh Marri, Noor Khan Marri sons of Gahwar Khan Marri, Fazal s/o Lashkari Marri, Wazeer Khan s/o Miroo Khan Marri and Nazar Marri.

BalochJohd, July 30, 2011: Six members of the same family were previously killed by the Pakistani military in custody after their abduction. The bullet riddled body of Ahmad Khan Marri was found along with another relative Wazeer Khan Marri on 2nd june 2011 from Uthal area of Lasbela. Ahmad Khan Marri was the father of Sharbat Khan Marri. Sharbat Khan Marri’s brother Sohbat Khan Marri was also killed in custody of Pakistani security forces, his brutally tortured bullet riddled body was found on 26th December 2010 from Dagari area of Dasht whereas the bullet riddled body of another relative Arzi Khan Marri was found from zero point Uthal on 14th February 2011.

Both Sohbat Khan Marri and Arzi Khan Marri were off-loaded from a passenger van and abducted by Pakistani intelligence agencies when they going to Windar from Hub town of Balochistan on 28th September 2010.

Balochwarna update, July 31, 2011: Both the victims along with 19 other relatives were abducted on April 30, 2011 from Windar town of Balochistan during an early morning raid by local police and FC (Frontier constabulary) of Pakistan. On Jun, 2, 2011 Ahmad Khan Marri’s, father of Sharbat Khan aka Shabbo, was found in Uthal area. On Feburary 14, 2011 the body of Zaman Khan Marri’s brother Arzi Khan was found in the same area whereas on 26 December 2010 Sohbat Khan Marri brother of Sharbat Khan Marri was killed under custody and his body was found near Degaari Cross near Quetta.

Family sources said that six members of the same family have so far been killed and fifteen people are still being illegally detained by Pakistan’s security forces in some undisclosed location. The family members further said that they have recorded their protest against the illegal custody of their relatives and submitted writ petition to Balochistan High Court but the court and concern authorities have failed to take action against the official perpetrators. They feared that rest of the fifteen detained relatives might also been killed under-custody one by one.
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