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Bygwaahin Balochi means a person who has been forcibly disappeared. Such a person is called a victim of enforced or involuntary disappearance in the language of the United Nations. Bygwaah is the mouthpiece of the International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons that brings together activists from Balochistan, Canada, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States and Switzerland to seek justice for the victims of enforced disappearances in Balochistan in southwest Asia.

The I.V.B.M.P. was launched in response to calls for help from victim families in Balochistan. It is committed to the vision of creation of a secular, democratic and free Balochistan society where involuntary or enforced disappearance will be treated as a crime against humanity in the statute books.

I.V.B.M.P. Mission

To endeavour to become a bridge between the victim families in Balochistan and the U.N. Working Group on Involuntary and Enforced Disappearances and related U.N. bodies, special rapporteurs and international human rights and non-profit organizations that work on the issue of involuntary disappearances and other Human Rights Violations as a step towards getting justice for the victims of state sponsored terrorism.

Aims & General Purpose

1- Act as an information storehouse and database for involuntary and enforced disappearances in Balochistan.

2- Strive for safe recovery of Balochistan political and human rights activists including men, women and children who represent different walks of life, and who have been abducted and remained under unlawful custody of military, Para-military, security and intelligence apparatus of Iran and Pakistan. To bring to the notice of the U.N. Working Group of Involuntary and Enforced Disappearances (W.G.I.E.D.) each and every case of involuntary and enforced disappearance in Balochistan.

3- Bring the issue of all victims of enforced disappearances in Balochistan into the notice of governmental and non-governmental bodies and organizations in Europe and North America. Support all efforts aimed at creating awareness about the plight of Baloch victims of enforced disappearances, in major western capitals.

3- Produce written papers, memos, reports and dossiers, covering all aspects of the issue of involuntary and enforced disappearances in Balochistan and disseminate information, of collective and individual cases, to human rights organizations. Assist the victim families to travel to regional and international conferences and meetings related to involuntary and enforced disappearances.

4- Keep close contact with the human rights bodies operating in Balochistan, particularly the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (V.B.M.P.), by exchanging information, expertise and ideas in order to run effective campaigns in both Balochistan and abroad as well as facilitating and liaising between international human rights bodies and V.B.M.P. Work closely with the Balochistan lawyers, civil society representatives and human rights activists on the issue of enforced disappearances.

5- Create greater international awareness through the media about the plight of Baloch Nation and in perticular victims of enforced disappearances in Balochistan.

6- Create global awareness against the issue of torture in Balochistan and to help devise international public policy to declare torture as a form of state terrorism.

Registration

The organization will be registered in Sweden.

Membership

Under normal conditions, there will be seven members from Balochistan; three members each from Canada and United Kingdom; and two members each from U.S., Sweden, Switzerland and Norway.

Background

International Voice for the Baloch Missing Persons will be a representative organization for the Baloch families whose love ones are victims of involuntary and enforced disappearances Balochistan in southwest Asia.

The I.V.B.M.P. puts its faith in the Universal Deceleration of Human Rights which has been adopted  and proclaimed by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 217 A (111) 0f 10 December 1948. Article 3 “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.”  However, this Universal Declaration has yet to be translated into reality in letter and spirit in Balochistan.

For quite too long, Baloch people have been facing discrimination based on race, language, culture, religion, and political belief as a slow motion genocide continues in their homeland. Our mission is to appeal to the world community for urgent action to protect the human rights of the victims of enforced disappearances so that the transgressors in question must provide them a fair, just and open trial recognized under international law.

 

 



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