Press Release: The brutal assassination of Karima Baloch is a slap in the face to the whole civilized world.
23 December 2020
The brutal assassination of Karima Baloch is a slap in the face to the whole civilized world. Karima Baloch had taken refuge in Canada for the past five years and was living in Toronto, Canada. Earlier, she was the chairperson of Baloch Students Organization Azad and the most popular leader of Baloch youth.
Fearing from the political popularity of Banuk Karima Baloch, she was forcibly disappeared from Toronto yesterday and her dead body was later dumped. Karima Baloch, a Canadian refugee named by the BBC as one of the world’s 100 most “inspirational and influential” women in 2016. Karima Baloch, a famous personality in Balochistan, is believed to be the pioneer of women activism in Balochistan.
She has also raised the issue of Balochistan in United Nations sessions in Switzerland. Her sudden and unexplained disappearance and death has raised serious concerns. The disappearance of a woman for more than a day and the discovery of her body instead of recovery is certainly a question mark for human rights organizations. We call on the Canadian government, including all human rights organizations, to investigate and punish the killers as soon as possible.
Press Conference Organizers:
1. Raaji- Baloch Women Forum
2. Voice of Missing Persons Balochistan
4. Women’s Action Forum
5. Women’s Democratic Forum
6. Aurat March Karachi
7. Siaasi Aurtain
8. Tehrik e Niswaan
9. Home Based Workers Federation
10. Inter University Feminist Union(IUFU)
11. Baloch Yakjehti Committee-Karachi