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PAKISTAN: Investigation failure leads to the killings of Ahmadis


Statement : Religious persecution has dominated human rights abuse in Pakistan. Ahmadi religious minorities have been the preferred targets of religious fundamentalists. Recently, another Ahmadi, Dawood Ahmad, was shot dead in the Gulzar Hijri area of Karachi, on the night of 24 May 2016. He was the target of religious malice and hatred against Ahmadis in Pakistan, which shows no sign of abating. Read More...

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PAKISTAN: Call to hold inquiry into murder of transgender rights defender who received eight bullet shots


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Urgent Appeal Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding transvestite Ali Sha, alias Alesha, who was shot eight times and seriously injured in Peshawar on May 22. Denied proper medical treatment in the hospital where doctors and staff were asking about her rates for dance and sex, she succumbed to her injuries on 25 May 2016. Alesha was a rights defender and coordinator of TransAction Alliance, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Peshawar city. Read More...

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Torture in Pakistan

Torture in custody is a serious problem affecting the rule of law in Pakistan. It is used as the most common means to obtain confession statements. As yet, there has been no serious effort by the government to make torture a crime in the country. It provides impunity to the perpetrators who are mostly either policemen or members of the armed forces. Furthermore, there is no means for the protection of witnesses. This discourages victims from making complaints. While the international jurisprudence on the issue has evolved into very high standards, the situation in Pakistan resembles the stone ages.

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