A prominent Baloch activist, Karima Baloch, who took on the Pakistan Army over human rights abuses in Balochistan, was found dead in mysterious circumstances in Canada.
Karima was a refugee in Canada, after having escaped persecution by the Pakistani Army in Balochistan.
As per the Balochistan Post, Karima went missing on Sunday afternoon. On Monday, her family said that they had found her dead body.
In a similar pattern, another Pakistani dissident, Baloch journalist Sajid Hussain was found dead in Sweden. He was missing too, before his body was found.
Karima was one among the thousands of Baloch human rights activists who have sought political asylum in Canada.
On Tuesday, hundreds of Baloch activists on social media played video clips of Karima’s speech in Canada, where she had raised an alarm about the Pakistani oppressors of the Baloch people settled in Canada being accommodated by the Justin Trudeau government.
Many demanded an investigation into her mysterious death in Toronto.
Baloch was named one of the BBC’s 100 inspirational and influential women of 2016.
Amnesty International South Asia tweeted that her death was shocking and should be “effectively investigated,” while the Human Rights Council of Balochistan called for the Canadian government to look into the matter.