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Amnesty says enforced disappearances continued in Sindh & Balochistan


ONLINE: Amnesty International releases its Annual Report for 2015 to 2016. International protection of human rights is in danger: Amnesty

In recent report Amnesty said that “International protection of human rights is in danger of unravelling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led to a wholesale assault on basic freedoms and rights, warned Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world.”

Many governments have brazenly broken international law and are deliberately undermining institutions meant to protect people’s rights: Amnesty

[blockquote style=”1″]Your rights are in jeopardy: they are being treated with utter contempt by many governments around the world,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International[/blockquote]

In Recent report amnesty says Enforced disappearances continued with impunity, particularly in Balochistan, KPK and Sindh. Bodies were later found bearing apparent bullet wounds and torture marks.

Raja Dahir, affiliated with the banned Sindhi nationalist party Jeay Sindh Mutihida Muhaz, was subjected to enforced disappearance after a raid on his home by security forces in Sindh in June. His body was recovered a month later in Jamshoro district.

The political party Muttahida Qaumi Movement claimed that some of its members were abducted and unlawfully killed. In November, an amendment to the Pakistan Army Act gave retrospective legal cover to arrests by the armed forces and law enforcement agencies.

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