Pakistan: Fear for Safety/"disappearance"
Ali Ashgar Bangalzai (m), a tailor with eight children, "disappeared" following his arrest in 2001. He has been harassed, tortured and ill-treated by the security forces because of his alleged connection with the Baloch Students Organization (BSO); a group which reportedly advocates the peaceful struggle for the rights of the Baloch people. He is not a member of any political party but is the uncle of BSO chairman Dr Imdad Baloch. The family of Ali Ashgar Bangalzai are reportedly in grave danger after publicly demanding justice for him.