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Human rights defender Wahid Baloch may have been subjected to enforced disappearance by state security forces in Karachi, Pakistan, on the afternoon of 26 July. His family does not know where he is or what has happened to him. He is at grave risk of ill-treatment, torture, or even death. Scores of other activists who have been forcibly disappeared in Karachi and the neighbouring province of Balochistan have suffered similar fates in recent years.
President Obama must cancel a $1.29 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia. There is overwhelming reason for concern that such arms will be used to commit serious violations in Yemen.