Three more people abducted by "government agencies" in Balochistan

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Quetta, Dec 22 (ANI): State functionaries allegedly whisked away three people, including a human rights activist, in two separate incidents near Pasni and coastal highway Ormara in Pakistani province of Balochistan.

According to a press released issued by HRCP's Balochistan chapter, "government agents" abducted human rights activist Siddique Eido from Pasni on Tuesday.

"Eido was returning from a court hearing along with his brother when, on main Gwadar Road, several men in two vehicles used by the intelligence agencies in the area stopped the van the two brothers were travelling in and abducted Eido. At least four policemen were also travelling in the same van with the two brothers and were reportedly manhandled by the abductors," said the statement.

"Four police personnel were also in the vehicle and they humiliated and manhandled them when they put up resistance," the Daily Times quoted HRCP Balochistan Chairman Dr Mehdi Hassan, as saying in the press release.

The HRCP had serious concerns that the personnel would subject them to severe torture, and that their lives were in danger, said Hassan, demanding their immediate and safe release.

In another incident, Ilyas Baloch, a student of the University of Balochistan, was going to Ormara from Pasni in a passenger van when armed men intercepted him and took him away at gunpoint. His relatives claimed that he was abducted by security personnel.

The Baloch Students Organisation-Azad spokesman said in a statement that Ilyas was a BSO-Azad activist, and had been whisked away by security forces. (ANI)

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