Graphic video bares war crime while Xi was in Pakistan

June 24, 2015 Updated: April 23, 2016
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Nawaz Baloch killed while Xi Jinping was signing MoUs in Islamabad.
Nawaz Baloch killed while Xi Jinping was signing MoUs in Islamabad.

The Obama administration is looking the other way and is in fact supplying more arms to the Pakistan army even though the Deep State, which includes the army and intelligence services, have thrown the Rome Statute and Geneva Conventions to the wind and are allegedly involved in war crimes and crimes against humanity in France-sized Balochistan.

A graphic video of Pakistan’s war crimes in Balochistan surfaced on twitter Tuesday that shows a Baloch freedom fighter or Sarmachar, who was defending his homeland in Dasht, killed by the security forces in France-sized Balochistan, while Chinese President Xi Jinping was visiting Pakistan last April. The young victim was identified as Nawaz Baloch, who was killed April 21. The non-Baloch security forces are seen forcing two Baloch pick up the body of their dead comrade. One of them is Shajahan Baloch, whose fate is unknown. While Xi landed in Islamabad April 20, Pakistan security forces abducted seven Baloch from a wedding celebration and took them to a military camp. The army killed four of the seven in custody and handed over the bodies to the civilian administration, falsely claiming they were killed in firing after they attacked an army convoy. Shahnawaz Baloch, son of Faiz Mohammed Baloch, a worker of the Baloch Students Organization Azad, was one of the victims. BSO Azad acting chairperson Karima Baloch, in tweets, said the victim was married just three days ago. In addition two other victims were newlywed brothers Ijaz Baloch and Aftab Baloch, sons of Fazal Baloch. In Baloch customs, many close relatives marry on the same day. The fourth victim was Basit Baloch son of Lal Bakhsh Baloch.

The pro-independence Baloch National Movement said the seven Baloch youths were abducted by the non-Baloch soldiers in a raid conducted on the home of relatives of Baloch leader Waja Akhtar Nadeem in Gwarjek, Mashkay. To cover up the killings, Pakistan media reported the four “militants” were killed in a shootout. The BNM called the custodial killings a brazen violation of the Laws of War and the UN Charter and said they reflected the barbarism of the Pakistani state. “The silence of human rights organizations on such killings is a matter of grave concern,” the party said, while resolving to take the matter to international forums so that Islamabad is put on the dock for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Balochistan in due course of time. “A strategy has been devised to pursue a scorched earth approach against Baloch natives as part of a policy to translate the pact with China into practice at the expense of the Baloch nation,” the party said. According to London-based Baloch Warna, in separate acts of state terror Pakistani forces abducted BRP member Sadam Khosa from Jaffarabad area. The news web site said the security forces abducted at least 11 Baloch during a raid on a hotel situated between Hub town and Gaddani while Xi was signing nearly 50 MoUs worth $50 billion with Islamabad, against Baloch aspirations.

President Xi had come to Islamabad to promote his Maritime Silk Road idea of connecting Gwadar with Kasghar in Xinjiang province and incorporating Gwadar in China’s strategy of “string of pearls” naval bases on the rim of the Indian Ocean. During meetings with Pakistan leaders, Xi expressed concerns over the security situation and the Pakistan army announced a whole new battalion of 12,000 soldiers under a major general to protect the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. Baloch freedom activists say Pakistan army, ISI and Military Intelligence, dominated by Punjabis, want to give Balochistan’s resources and the strategically sexy Gwadar port to China as part of a grand strategy to turn the Baloch into a minority in Balochistan and settle Punjabis and other pro-Islamabad Pakistanis there.

Pakistan army, Frontier corps, Military Intelligence and Inter Services Intelligence are accused of carrying out war crimes and crimes against humanity in Balochistan for more than a decade now, ever since China financed work on Gwadar port began. Their claims have been attested and verified by key human rights bodies such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, according to former Balochistan fisheries minister Kachkol Ali. During the last decade, Balochistan replaced Argentine and Chile of the 1980s as the world capital of enforced disappearances.

A child soldier of Lashkar-e-Khurasan
A child soldier of Lashkar-e-Khurasan

Meanwhile, totally unnerved by the stubborn resistance of Baloch freedom fighters or sarmachars, who have vowed they will not allow China and Pakistan to take Gwadar port away from the people of Balochistan, Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence is allegedly recruiting child soldiers in the Makkuran coast, north of the Straits of Hormuz, to counter the militant movement. One of the main henchmen is Shahmeer Bizenjo, who heads the Lashkar-e-Khurasaan and is a close relative of Senator Hasil Bizenjo, president of the ruling National Party in Balochistan. The party is accused of being financed by wanted killer and drug kingpin Imam Bheel.