Targeted Killing of Hazara in Quetta Gains International Recognition
Quetta, Pakistan: May 19, 2012
International outcry against the human rights abuses in Quetta, Pakistan have raised awareness for the targeted killing of the Hazara, a Shia minority. Protestors are mobilizing worldwide under the Hazara People International Network. Protests have occurred in Brussels, Stockholm, Munich, Sydney, and Toronto in effort to end the ‘Hazara genocide’ in Pakistan. A Pakistani official in Stockholm offered condolences for the innocents martyred and that “we will send word of your sentiments to the appropriate governmental institutions in Pakistan." Regardless of the Pakistani states’ efforts, protestor Farahnaz Ispahani said that “being a Hazara or a Shia is enough to earn death” in Pakistan.