Articles for author: Abdullah Abbas

Abdullah Abbas

Persecution of Baloch women is nothing new

Last Sunday, the Counter-Terrorism Department picked up a woman in district Kech and claimed she was planning to carry out a suicide attack on Chinese nationals. The contents of the FIR against the 40-year-old Noor Jan could not have been more fictional. The CTD is known to register fake cases. An M.Phil student, Abdul Hafeez, ...

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Saeed's mother buys new shoes and clothes for him before every Eid in the hope that her son, abducted by security forces in 2013, would be released.

The tragic fate of a Baloch missing persons family

After much effort, Saeed Ahmed and Hafiz Abdullah received approval from their superiors to take the weekend off. Cousins Saeed and Hafiz served in Balochistan Levies, a law enforcement force in the rural areas with its origins back in the days of the British raj. Their last day at work, August 29, 2013, was also ...

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Activists of the Baloch Human Rights Organization protesting against human rights violations in Balochistan. -- Internet photo

Humanity at stake in Balochistan

In the middle of the night of October 28, 2017, I received a call from one of my colleagues in the Baloch Human Rights Organization (BHRO), a group working to highlight human rights abuses in Balochistan. It was unusual to receive a call from Pakistan directly on my mobile phone. Our colleagues there would usually ...