HRCP Activists

Zaman_Mahsood_HRCPZaman Mehsud

Killed on: November 2, 2015

Circumstance of death: Drive by shooting

Killers remain at large

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Tribal journalist and human rights activist Mohammad Zaman Mehsud was gunned down in an ambush in Tank, southern district of Khyber Pakhtun­khwa, on Tuesday, only a day after the International Day of End Impunity Against Journalists was observed the world over. He hailed from the Mantoi area of Ladha in South Waziristan and was residing in Tank. He was also a monitor of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s South Waziristan chapter.

341166_174579659301335_1210924851_o copyRashid Rehman

Killed on: May 7, 2014

Circumstance of death: Shot in his office

Killers remain at large

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Mr. Rashid Rehman Khan, who had been associated with the HRCP for more than 20 years in one capacity or another, was gunned down in the HRCP office by two armed men on May 7, 2014. He had been receiving threats during court proceedings inside the Multan Central Jail for defending a blasphemy accused that no other lawyer in Multan dared to represent. The men who threatened him, including two lawyers, were not even questioned by the police, much less arrested or prosecuted. Rashid Rehman’s killers, who shot him five times, remain at large.

SiddiquSiddique Eidu copye Eido

Killed on: April 28, 2011

Circumstance of death: Abducted on December 21, 2010, dead body found March 1, 2011

Killers remain at large

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Before his abduction, Siddique Eido served as HRCP’s Core Group Coordinator in Pasni, Baluchistan from 2000 until his abduction on December 21. Siddique was abducted by men in security forces uniforms at a check post while he travelled in a bus. On April 28, 2011, Siddique’s tortured body was found from Ormara area. Siddique, only 31 years of age at the time of his death, had worked to highlight cases of enforced disappearances and other human rights violations in his region. Despite HRCP’s efforts to have Siddique released, his murderers remain unidentified and have escaped punishment.

naeem sabir copyNaeem Sabir

Killed on: March 1, 2011

Circumstance of death: drive by shooting

Killers remain at large

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Naeem Sabir, HRCP’s District Coordinator in Khuzdar who had been associated with HRCP for more than a decade, was shot dead by unidentified motorcyclists on March 1, 2011 while he sat on his stationery shop. He was 35 years old and was survived by his wife and one year old son. A group named Baloch Musallah Difa Tanzeem claimed responsibility for Naeem’s murder. The claim of responsibility was the end of the matter. At the time the police claimed they were engaged in thorough investigation and a case was registered but Naeem Sabir’s killers were never found.

Malik Jarar copyMalik Jrar

Killed on: February 8, 2013

Circumstance of death: drive by shooting

Killers remain at large

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Advocate Malik Jrar, HRCP’s Council Member and former vice chairperson of the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa chapter, was shot and killed by two motorcyclists who intercepted his car while he was on his way to drop his children to school on Gulbahar Road Peshawar. He was targeted advocate Malik Jrar’s belonging to the Shia sect and his work as a human rights defender. The district bar association and the Shia community observed a strike. Despite repeated attempts by the HRCP council to bring the killers to justice, they remain at large.

Zarteef Afridi copyZarteef Afridi

Killed on: December 8, 2011

Circumstance of death: drive by shooting

Killers remain at large

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HRCP’s coordinator in Khyber Agency, FATA, was one of the first HRCP volunteers when the commission set up its network of human rights defenders all across Pakistan and an advocate of equal rights for women and minorities. For his work to promote human rights and his progressive views, in December he was shot to death by two motorcyclists as he on his way to the primary school where he was the headmaster. Despite repeated requests by the HRCP to bring his killers to justice, the authorities failed to apprehend the killers.