Bodies of four `Baloch nationalists` recovered in Pak
Last Updated: Monday, December 27, 2010, 18:31
Peshawar: The bullet-riddled bodies of four men, believed to have been detained by security agencies, have been found in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province, with Baloch nationalist groups claiming that over 50 people have been killed in a similar manner.

The bodies of Zubair Sarpara and Tariq Bangulzai were found at Qambrani Road in provincial capital Quetta yesterday.

Both men were shot in the heads and their hands were tied behind their backs, hospital officials told the media.

They bodies were identified using papers found in the pockets of their clothing.

Police found two more bodies in Dasht area of Mastung district. They were identified as Shahdin Marri and Sohbat Marri. Their identity was ascertained from letters found from their clothes.

All four men had earlier been listed as "missing persons", an euphemism for people detained without charge by security or intelligence agencies.

Nasrullah Baloch, chairman of the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, told reporters that the bodies of "55 missing Baloch have been found during the past sixth months".

The development raised questions about the performance of human rights bodies and the superior judiciary, he said.

Baloch nationalist groups have alleged that there has been an increase in the killing of "missing persons" ever since the Supreme Court began mounting pressure on security and intelligence agencies to provide information about people detained without charge.


First Published: Monday, December 27, 2010, 18:31

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