However, the counties where Baluch have sought refuge are turning other way when it comes to Baluch’s being victimization in hands of the unruly countries. The living example is the unlawful detention of Ehsan Arjmandi by Pakistan.
Ehsand Arjmandi is an Iranian born Baluch who migrated to Norway and obtained Norwegian citizenship. He traveled to Pakistan on a private visit where he was arrested on 7 August 2009. Pakistan authorities have confirmed his arrested and accused him of possession of a fake Pakistani ID card.
However, after the passage of considerable period Eshan Arjmandi remains imprisoned without any charge. Neither has he been produced before a court of law. His whereabouts is also not known. His family remains anxious about him.
Despite all, Norwegian government has made no effort to secure Ehsan Arjmandi’s release. Unlike Canadian and Dutch government who went to the extent to cut diplomatic ties with Iran over the detention and hanging of their citizens, Norwegian government signed for granting packages to Pakistan since after Ehsan Arjmandi’s arrest.
Are Baluch regarded 2nd class people even in the countries where they thought would be safe? Or the UK and Norway have less courage to stand for their residents? Or have Baluch sought asylum in wrong countries? Could it be that Pakistani crimes against Baluch are not regarded as such!?