Terror suspect Hyrbyair Marri attends protest in Oslo; defends civilian killings

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Ahmar Mustikhan, Baltimore Foreign Policy Examiner

October 9, 2011

Former Balochistan education minister and terror suspect Hyrbyair Marri flew in from London to Oslo, Norway, Friday to attend a protest rally against the Baloch killings by Pakistan and Iran.

The rally was organized by the Iran-based Balochistan Raj Zrombesh in front of the U.S. Embassy.A significant number of Baloch exiles from both Iran and Pakistan attended the rally. Critics say Marri, like his father and cock fighting enthusiast Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri, barely speaks with any Baloch politician. However, according to his family sources, he does talk to Pakistan home minister Rahman Malik from his London home.

Marri has also allegedly endorsed the tit-for-tat policy of killing of unarmed civilians by armed thugs in Balochistan posing as sarmachars or freedom fighters, even though he was tried and freed by a terrorism court in England two-and-half years ago.

At least two workers of one of the largest political parties called the National Party were killed in Balochistan last month. In the last one year five workers, including one from the Balochistan National Party have been killed by the Baloch militants.

The policy cost Marri support in the United States.Others point out that though commoners are being killed in Mekran for being spies, Marri’s eldest brother Nawabzada Jangyz Marri regularly eats dinner with Balochistan Corps Commander. Even Marri’s younger brother Mehran Baluch has revolted against Marri’s hardline positions. "No one has the right to become the judge, jury and executioner," he said on phone from Dubai, U.A.E., last Monday about the killing of Baloch activists. The two are not on talking terms for two years now.Seasoned Baloch politician based in Oslo, Kachkol Ali Advocate, did not attend the rally as he was humiliated by two alleged Baloch extremists loyal to Marri at an earlier event in the Norwegian capital.

Ali has tens of thousands of supporters in Panjgur. He sought asylum in Norway after the killing of his clients Ghulam Mohammad Baloch, Lala Munir Baloch and Sher Mohammed Baloch.

The three political activists were abducted from Ali’s law office in Turbat by plainclothesmen of the Pakistani Military Intelligence on April 3, 2009 and their bullet-riddled bodies were recovered six days later.

"I had some prior engagements," Ali said when contacted on phone Saturday.Marri, a hardliner, says there is neither brother nor friend in a freedom movement, though his brothers played a key role in getting him freed from British custody. He is also in a state of tribal rivalry with the Bijaranis who are the major branch of Marris and had a lion’s share in the Baloch struggle in the 1960s and 1970s.

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