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Demonstrators protest outside Canadian Embassy in Paris to demand justice for Karima Baloch

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 06 Jan 2021

Demonstrators protest outside Canadian Embassy in Paris to demand justice for Karima Baloch

Image: South Asia Press Twitter page

Paris: Several protesters assembled outside the Canadian Embassy in Paris and demanded justice for activist Karima Baloch.

Protesters, including Baloch, Pashtun, Hazara and French citizens, chanted slogans against oppression in Pakistan and appealed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Toronto Police to further investigate the mysterious death of Karima Baloch, reports ANI.

"In an interview, a few years ago former Pakistan President and ex-army Chief General Parvez Musharraf clearly stated that they will chase Baloch activists and eliminate them. After his interview, we saw this trend emerging. Rashid Baloch, who was living in Dubai disappeared and later Pakistani agencies claimed him to be apprehended and taken back from Dubai to Pakistan with the help of UAE authorities," Munir Mengal, President of Baloch Voice Association, was quoted as saying by ANI.

"There is a foul play behind the mysterious death of Karima Baloch. We demand Canadian authorities to investigate her mysterious death as she was facing many life threats," he added. 

Journalist Taha Siddiqui tweeted: "#JusticeForKarimaBaloch."

Renowned activist Karima Baloch, who was vocal about Pakistan Army and government atrocities in Balochistan, was found dead in Canada's Toronto city.

She was a refugee in Canada.

Karima Baloch, a Canadian refugee named by the BBC as one of the world’s 100 most “inspirational and influential” women in 2016 was last seen on Sunday, December 20, 2020, at approximately 3 p.m, reports The Balochistan Post.

She had gone missing before her death.