American Friends of Balochistan
Enforced Disappearance is a Crime Against Humanity
I welcome you all in advance to the International Day of the Disappeared
round table conference, August 30 at 2 pm, Murrow Room, National Press
Thousands of people all over the world are victims of enforced
disappearances. This crime against humanity was promoted as a state
policy under Adolf Hitler called "Nacht und Nebel" or "Night and Fog" to
instil fear in the hearts of the general populace in the occupied
territories and is continuing with impunity in Balochistan and elsewhere
as we gather in the U.S. capital to pay tributes to the victims and
their families across the world in multiple nations.
Please see the names and organizations of the people who have confirmed
attendance s of 9: 30 pm Monday:
T. Kumar, Asia Director, Amnesty International Washington DC
Clothilde Le Coz, Washington DC Director, Reporters Without Borders
Jay Shankara, Communications Director, Hindu American Foundation
Nazir S. Bhatti, President, Pakistan Christian Congress
Tufail Ahmad, South Asia Director, MEMRI
Dr. Karim Abdian, Executive Director, Ahwaz Human Rights Organization
Dr. Ashraf Ramelah, President, Voice of Copts
Jeffery Imm, President, R.E.A.L.
Esther Ejim, Executive Director, Naija Worldwide Charities
Keri Douglas, Founder, Nine Muses International
Frank Fletcher, Independent Writer
Ibrahim Nasr, Reporter, Voice of America
Syed Abdul Rahim, Reporter, BBC
Tejinder Singh, senior journalist
Lalit Jha, Press Trust of India
Anwar Iqbal, DAWN
Paul Johnson, Canadian broadcast journalist
I am still awaiting word from the Human Rights Watch.
It is an irony that this day is being marked on Eid, or Muslim
Christmas, but this might act as a symbolic gesture of solidarity at
least 1,300 documented cases of enforced disappearances in Occupied
Balochistan and thousands of other unresolved cases across the world.
I am requesting Clothilde Le Coz of the Reporters Without Borders and
Mr. T. Kumar of Amnesty International to be the two co-chair of the
The event will begin at 2 pm with three minutes of silence for victims
of enforced disappearances all over the world.
The set-up is the speakers will be asked to come to the podium and speak
for five minutes each.
Messages of Balochistan leaders and activists will then be read out.
Following that Ms. Le Coz and Mr. T. Kumar will deliver their keynote
(All speakers are kindly requested to send me their brief bios of about
This will be followed by a question and answer session.
Enforced disappearances are clearly a crime against humanity and we must
all in one voice demand that this Hitlerite policy of Nacht und Nebel
must stop, from Occupied Balochistan in Asia to Mexico in America.
We here in U.S.A. pride that this country is one of the best democracies
in the world, but it is regrettable that it has not yet ratified the
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons From Enforced
The National Press Club 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor - Washington, DC
20045 Tel: 202-662-7500(The closest metro station is Metro Center and
you will take the 13th Street exit).
As part of Balochistan hospitality all participants are most welcome to
join me for a simple dinner after the event.
The A.F.B. likes to recognize the help of all Baloch and Americans for
their kind help and support, specially Laurie Deamer of Philadelphia,
Jane Weisner of Massachusetts and Kimberly Crichton of Washington DC,
for their help to stop the tsunami of human rights violations and
genocide in Occupied Balochistan.
Look forward to seeing you all.
May there be peace on earth.
Founder, American Friends of Balochistan
Co-founder, International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons
Cell 301 957 0008
CC: The honorable James P. McGovern and Frank R. Wolf, co-chair of the
Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the U.S. House of Representatives;
the honorable Barney Frank, member Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission
About the A.F.B. : The pro-independence American Friends Balochistan of
endeavors to expose the war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide
being perpetrated on the Baloch people in Pakistan and Iran by the
world's two dangerous Islamic republics.