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Pakistan – Disappearance of human rights defender Samar Abbas

On 14 January 2017, the family of missing human rights defender Mr. Samar Abbas registered a First Information Report (FIR) at Ramna Police station in Islamabad regarding his disappearance from Islamabad on 7 January 2017. Samar Abbas is the president of the Civil Progressive Alliance Pakistan (CPAP). CPAP is a human rights group based inKarachi […]

HRCP demands bloggers’ recovery, end to climate of fear

Lahore, January 14: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed alarm over a growing sense of insecurity among civil society activists following disappearance of several bloggers over the last fortnight. It has called for their immediate recovery. In a statement issued on Saturday, the Commission stated: “The authorities are surely aware of a climate of […]

HRCP demands quick recovery of missing activists

Lahore, January 9, 2017: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over four rights activists going missing in Lahore and Islamabad over the last few days. It has demanded their immediate recovery. In a statement issued on Monday, the Commission said: “HRCP is greatly alarmed by Waqas Goraya and Asim Saeed disappearing on January […]

Lahore closure denied people’s right to use thoroughfares: HRCP

January 5, 2017: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has voiced grave concern over the cavalier manner of the authorities in closing down Lahore on Wednesday, apparently to prevent a protest. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Commission said: “HRCP is shocked by the manner in which the government chose to practically shut […]

Media Monitoring

Another accidental death reported at Gadani ship-breaking yard

KARACHI: The abrupt death of a young worker on Sunday afternoon at the Gadani ship-breaking yard number 69 further reinforced the lack of safety measures in place despite repeated accidents that have resulted in several casualties. Dilshaad, 24, was taking a break at cargo ship Snowdon, owned by Aamer Sattar, when the lock of the […]

BAHRAIN: Court postpones verdict for the fifth time of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, facing up to 15 years in jail

Paris-Geneva, December 17, 2016 – For the fifth time in a row, Court postpones verdict of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab as he remains jailed for his tweets and his human rights activities in violation of his right to freedom of expression. Furthermore, the health of Mr. Rajab has seriously deteriorated since his arrest in June 2016. On December 15, 2016, after a fifteen […]

Cambodia: In landmark decision, UN body declares the detention of five human rights defenders arbitrary

(Geneva-Paris-Phnom Penh, December 19, 2016) Our organisations welcome the recent Opinion adopted by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) that recognise the arbitrary nature of the detention of human rights defenders Ny Chakrya, Ny Sokha, Yi Soksan, Nay Vanda, and Lim Mony. Our organisations call upon the Cambodian authorities to implement the […]

Overwhelming Majority of States support a Universal Moratorium on the Death Penalty

(Paris, 20 December 2016) FIDH applauds the adoption of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution to establish a global moratorium on the death penalty, endorsed by an overwhelming majority on 19 December 2016. A record number of 117 States voted in favor of the text; 40 voted against it, and 31 abstained. “This vote […]

The killing of Zaman Mehsud

A message from Nepal

Dear all, I am shocked to hear the assassination of Zaman, he sent me some pictures just few days back!!!!  I have no words to express how saddened that I am to hear this. My deepest condolence to you all.

Amnesty International’s condolences for the terrible loss of Zaman Mehsud

Dear HRCP Friends, On behalf of my colleagues at Amnesty International,  I would like to extend our deepest condolences for the loss of your colleague Zaman Mehsud and to express our solidarity in this tragic moment! We knew Zaman Mehsud through his work in South Waziristian, he has been a devoted human rights defender. We […]

Amnesty’s call

AI Index: ASA 33/2817/2015 4 November 2015 Pakistan: Immediately investigate killing of human rights defender and journalist Zaman Mehsud Amnesty International condemns the targeted killing of a journalist and human rights defender Zaman Mehsud on 3 November and urges the government to take immediate steps to ensure a prompt, independent and effective investigation and to […]

German embassy’s statement

“German Embassy shares the grief and sorrow of Pakistan’s human rights and media community about the murder of Zaman Mehsud, journalist and monitor of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. Our thoughts are with his family and with all those who have lost a dear friend and highly esteemed colleague. We trust that perpetrators will […]

Urdu Press Releases

انسانی حقوق کے کارکنوں کی فوری بازیابی یقینی بنائی جائے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 09جنوری،  2017 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے گذشتہ چند دنوں کے دوران لاہوراوراسلام آباد میں انسانی حقوق کے چارکارکنوں کی گمشدگی پرتشویش کا اظہار اوران کی فوری بازیابی کا مطالبہ کیا ہے۔ پیرکوجاری ہونیوالے ایک بیان میں کمیشن نے کہا: ” ایچ آرسی پی کو 04 جنوری کو وقاص گورایا اورعاصم […]

لاہور شہر کی بندش سے عوام کے شاہراہوں کے استعمال کا حق متاثر ہوا ہے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 05جنوری، 2017 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے اس امر پر شدید تشویش کا اظہار کیا ہے کہ حکام نے بروز بدھ لاہور بند کرنے کے لیے انتہائی غیر ذمہ دارانہ طریقہ کار اختیار کیا۔ حکام کے اقدام کا بظاہر مقصد ایک احتجاج کو رکوانا تھا۔ جمعرات کو جاری ہونے والے ایک […]

مصنفہ کا میڈیا ٹرائل اورکردارکشی قابل مذمت ہے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 07نومبر، 2016 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آرسی پی) نے روایتی الیکٹرانک و سوشل میڈیا پر معروف مصنفہ اورتجزیہ کارڈاکٹرعائشہ صدیقہ کے خلاف چلنے والی مہم کو شرمناک قراردیتے ہوئے اسے جمہوری و روادارمعاشرے کی اقدارکے منافی قراردیا ہے۔ پیرکو جاری ہونیوالے ایک بیان میں کمیشن نے کہا کہ ڈاکٹرصدیقہ کو […]

ذہنی معذور قیدی کی پھانسی روکی جائے: ایچ آر سی پی

پریس ریلیز لاہور 27 اکتوبر 2016 لاہور، اکتوبر 27: پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے حکام سے مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ سزائے موت کے ایک ذہنی معذور قیدی کی پھانسی پر عملدرآمد روکا جائے جسے وہاڑی میں 02 نومبر کو پھانسی دیے جانے کا نوٹیفکیشن جاری ہوا ہے۔ ایچ آر سی […]

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