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Pakistan – Disappearance of human rights defender Samar Abbas

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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HRCP demands bloggers’ recovery, end to climate of fear

| January 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Monthly Jehd-e-Haq جہد حق

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

January 2017

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Another accidental death reported at Gadani ship-breaking yard

| January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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انسانی حقوق کے کارکنوں کی فوری بازیابی یقینی بنائی جائے

| January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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HRCP demands quick recovery of missing activists

| January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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

| January 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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

| January 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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

| December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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

| December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

(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 […]

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