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HRCP regrets Turbat killings

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Thursday expressed concern over the recovery of bodies of two missing persons from Turbat and demanded that both cases must be investigated and the culprits brought to book.

It also called for release of HRCP activist Siddique Eido who was allegedly abducted by state agents from Pasni on Dec 21.

A statement issued here said: “HRCP has noted with concern the recovery of bodies of Qambar Chakar and Ilyas Nazar from Turbat, who had reportedly been abducted by state agents on Nov 25 from Turbat and Dec 21 from Pasni, respectively.

“The recovery of the bodies is devastating not only for the families of the two victims, but has also increased distress of families of other missing persons who have pinned their hopes on courts for the safe recovery of their loved ones.

“These include Siddique Eido, the HRCP coordinator in Pasni, who was abducted by state agents on Dec 21. Several witnesses to the abduction, including at least four policemen, had seen Mr Eido being taken away by individuals in FC uniform.”

It`s alarming that even after a fortnight Mr Eido had neither been released nor produced in court, the HRCP said while demanding that the government must ensure immediate release of Mr Eido and all other citizens in illegal and unacknowledged detention of the security agencies.

It also demanded an independent and transparent inquiry into the killing of the two persons whose bodies were found on Jan 5 and all such cases in Balochistan.
Source: Dawn
Date:1/7/2011