Iran’s ‘year of shame’: More than 7,000 arrested in chilling crackdown on dissent during 2018

24 January 2019 – Amnesty International The Iranian authorities carried out a shameless campaign of repression during 2018, crushing protests and arresting thousands in a wide-scale crackdown on dissent, said Amnesty International, a year after a wave of protests against poverty, corruption and authoritarianism erupted across the country. The organization has today revealed staggering new figures showing the extent of the Iranian authorities’ repression during … Continue reading Iran’s ‘year of shame’: More than 7,000 arrested in chilling crackdown on dissent during 2018

Pakistan: Enduring Enforced Disappearances – Amnesty International

27 March 2019 “We are repeatedly given advice that if we stop protesting, end our activism against enforced disappearances and sit at home, our Baba will come back.” – Sasui Lohar[1], daughter of Hidayatullah Lohar, forcibly disappeared since April 17, 2017 from Nasirabad, Sindh, Pakistan. In April 2017, Hidayatullah Lohar, school teacher (headmaster), blacksmith and political Sindhi activist was forcibly disappeared from the school where … Continue reading Pakistan: Enduring Enforced Disappearances – Amnesty International

Amnesty International Report 2009 – Iran

Amnesty International – 28 May 2009 The authorities maintained tight restrictions on freedom of expression, association and assembly. They cracked down on civil society activists, including women’s rights and other human rights defenders and minority rights advocates. Activists were arrested, detained and prosecuted, often in unfair trials, banned from travelling abroad, and had their meetings disrupted. Torture and other ill-treatment of detainees were common and … Continue reading Amnesty International Report 2009 – Iran

“We Can Torture, Kill, or Keep You for Years”

Enforced Disappearances by Pakistan Security Forces in Balochistan – HRW Report on Balochistan First Published on July 28, 2011 Map of Balochistan Summary “Even if the president or chief justice tells us to release you, we won’t. We can torture you, or kill you, or keep you for years at our will. It is only the Army chief and the [intelligence] chief that we obey.” … Continue reading “We Can Torture, Kill, or Keep You for Years”

BALOCHISTAN: VICTIMS OF REPORTED DISAPPEARANCES AND ALLEGED EXTRAJUDICIAL AND UNLAWFUL KILLINGS IN BALOCHISTAN, 24 OCTOBER 2010 – 20 FEBRUARY 2011:

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Pakistan: Upsurge in Killings in Balochistan – HRW July 13, 2011

Hold Military, Paramilitary Troops Accountable for Abuses  Print (New York) – Pakistan’s government should immediately act to end the epidemic of killings of suspected Baloch militants and opposition activists by the military, intelligence agencies, and the paramilitary Frontier Corps in the southwestern province of Balochistan, Human Rights Watch said today.  Across Balochistan since January 2011, at least 150 people have been abducted and killed and … Continue reading Pakistan: Upsurge in Killings in Balochistan – HRW July 13, 2011

Pakistan urged to investigate murder and torture of Baloch activists

26 October 2010: The Pakistani government must investigate the torture and killings of more than 40 Baloch leaders and political activists over the past four months, Amnesty International said today. Activists, politicians and student leaders are among those who have been targeted in enforced disappearances, abductions, arbitrary arrests and cases of torture and other ill-treatment. The violence takes place against a backdrop of increasing political … Continue reading Pakistan urged to investigate murder and torture of Baloch activists

Pakistan: Security Forces ‘Disappear’ Opponents in Balochistan – HRW REPORT July 28, 2011

Government Fails to Confront Military, Intelligence Agencies on Abuses (New York) – Pakistan’s government should immediately end widespread disappearances of suspected militants and activists by the military, intelligence agencies, and the paramilitary Frontier Corps in the southwestern province of Balochistan, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Several of those “disappeared” were among the dozens of people extrajudicially executed in recent months in … Continue reading Pakistan: Security Forces ‘Disappear’ Opponents in Balochistan – HRW REPORT July 28, 2011