Thursday, April 22, 2021

Pakistan Army Behind The Murder Of Karima Baloch In Canada As Amnesty Demands Investigation

Karima Baloch  – a Pakistani human rights activist’s death in Canada is being treated as a “non-criminal death,” Toronto police said Tuesday. However, the husband of Karima Baloch disputes police findings and has accused the Pakistan Army. 

Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet ‘Ready’ For Indian Navy As It Clears ‘Ski-Jump’ Test

But Karima Baloch, 37, who went for a walk from her home Sunday and never returned – her body was discovered Monday on Toronto’s Centre Island – is the second vocal critic of the Pakistani regime to be found dead this year.

Her husband Hammal Haider, also a critic of the Pakistani military and state, disputed the police finding of his wife’s death.

“I can’t believe that it’s an act of suicide,” he said. “She was a strong lady, and she left home in a good mood. We can’t rule out foul play as she has been under threats.”

“She left Pakistan as her home was raided more than twice.”

Baloch has lived in exile in Canada since 2016, when Pakistani authorities leveled terrorism charges against her.

A friend of Baloch said, “the Pakistan military threatened her and her family members.” Lateef Johar Baloch (no relation) said a recent threat against her was a “warning that someone would send her a ‘Christmas gift’ and teach her a lesson.’”

Her husband also received threats.

BALOCHISTAN

“I was told that my brothers and wife can be targeted,” he said. “I didn’t take them seriously. We often get such trolls and threats while talking about human rights abuses.”

Amnesty International also believes that Baloch was murdered and wants a probe into the death.

“The death of activist Karima Baloch in Toronto, Canada is deeply shocking and must be immediately and effectively investigated,” the human rights organization said. “The perpetrators must be brought to justice without recourse to the death penalty.”

In May, Sajid Hussain, a journalist who detailed human rights infringements in the Pakistani state of Balochistan, was found dead in a Swedish river. He had sought asylum in Sweden.

Featured News

Unreliable Ally: Should US Withdrawal From Afghanistan Be A ‘Wake-Up Call’ For All Major Non- NATO Allies (MNNA)?

US President Joe Biden’s announcement that all American troops will withdraw from Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, thus ending...

As China ‘Attacks’ Japan Over Fukushima Issue & Disputed Islands, PM Suga To Meet US President Biden

Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga is in Washington for talks with US President Joe Biden amid China's mounting criticism of Tokyo's plan to release Fukushima...

Why Is India Not On The Same Page With Its ‘Democratic Allies’ On Myanmar’s Military Regime?

Days after condemning the ongoing violence in Myanmar at the United Nations, India has again changed its tone with regard to the country's military...

Indian LCA Tejas Or Pakistani JF-17: Who Is Winning The Malaysian Fighter Jet Contract?

India’s multi-role Tejas fighter has captured the imagination of the Malaysian air force for quite some time now. The 4.5 generation Light Combat Aircraft...

Why ASEAN Bloc Has Not Been Able To Counter Beijing’s Aggression In The South China Sea

The longer a problem persists the harder it is to resolve. This is exactly what is happening with the decades-old South China Sea dispute,...