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Mehran Marri detained at Zurich airport with family

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mustikhan UncategorizedNovember 16, 2017 1 Minute

A key leader of the Balochistan struggle for restoration of their human dignity in Pakistan has been detained by the Swiss authorities at Zurich airport.

“I hv now been informed that I have been placed under a lifetime ban on entering Switzerland at the request of Islamabad. So much for the Geneva UNHRC being the world capital of human rights. I am still in detention at Zurich Airport with my wife and children. Stay tuned 4 more,” Mehran Marri, who is the president of the Baluchistan House tweeted Thursday.

Mehran Marri was traveling to Geneva to attend the Baloch unity moot called by his brother in law, Brahumdagh Bugti, president of the Baloch Republican Party. The unity meeting begins Saturday.

Marri is the youngest son of the late Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri, the ideological Godfather of the free Balochistan movement.

An earlier tweet by Mehran Marri said “Friends, I have been detained at Zurich Airport for the last few hours and feel I am under arrest by Swiss authorities on request of the Pakistan Govt. My wife and children are also with me in detention. Don’t worry, being detained is nothing new for the Baloch…

“My father spent many years in far worse conditions, but never have up. The peaceful & legal struggle for an independent #Balochistan free of Pakstani occupation shall continue no matter what the Punjabi generals & babus of that excuse of a country plan. We’ll persevere.”

Other than Mehran Marri, those who are expected to attend the unity meeting were his estranged elder brother Hyrbyair Marri, who heads the Free Balochistan Movement. The Marri brothers are in the struggle for a free Balochistan while their eldest brothers Jangyz Marri, a provincial government minister and Gazain Marri, who ended his exile and returned to Pakistan in September, owe allegiance to Pakistan.

Javed Mengal, Mehran Marri’s brother-in-law and Sardar Bakhtiar Domki, brother-in-law of Brahumdagh Bugti, are also expected at the Saturday moot to iron out the factionalism that plagues the Balochistan struggle for freedom.

The lone commoner invited at the Saturday moot is Hammal Haider, an international representative of the Baloch National Movement.

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