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Baloch Activist Karima Mehrab found dead in Canada

She was a vocal campaigner for Baloch rights and missing persons.

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In a shocking turn of events human rights activist, Karima  Baloch was found dead in Toronto, Canada on Monday night.

The Baloch activist was living in exile in Canada for about five years, went missing on Sunday.

Toronto Police in a statement on Monday said that Baloch was last seen in the Bay Street and Queens Quay West area on Sunday.

Queens Quay is a prominent street in the Harbourfront neighbourhood of Toronto.

Police reported several hours later that Baloch had been “located”.

The 37-year-old was living in exile in Toronto. She had campaigned extensively against disappearances and human rights violations in Balochistan.

At the age of 30, she was the first woman to become the leader of the Balochistan Student Organisation-Azad.

In 2016, she was named on BBC’s list of 100 inspirational women.

On her death, Amnesty International South Asia in a tweet said: The death of activist #KarimaBaloch in Toronto, Canada is deeply shocking and must be immediately and effectively investigated. The perpetrators must be brought to justice without recourse to the death penalty.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.