04/24/2018

Urgent Action: Disappeared Human Rights Defender at Risk of Torture (Pakistan: UA 78.18)


Deedar Ali Shabrani, a journalist from Pakistan’s Sindh province, is believed to have been forcibly disappeared and may be at high risk of torture and death. No information about his whereabouts are known since he was taken from his home by armed men in the early hours of 16 December 2017.

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Deedar Ali Shabrani, a journalist from Pakistan’s Sindh province, is believed to have been forcibly disappeared and may be at high risk of torture and death. No information about his whereabouts are known since he was taken from his home by armed men in the early hours of 16 December 2017.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Order an immediate investigation into Deedar Ali Shabrani’s fate and whereabouts, keeping his family fully informed and updated at all times;
  • End the practice of enforced disappearances and ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance;
  • Ensure that activists, human rights defenders, journalists, academics and members of the political opposition are able to peacefully exercise their rights to freedom of expression and freedom of association.

Contact these two officials by 5 June, 2018:

Chief Minister of Sindh
Mr Murad Ali Shah
Chief Minister Secretariat
Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed Road
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Tel: +92 21 99202051
Fax: +92 21 99202000
Twitter: @SindhCMHouse
Salutation: Dear Chief Minister

H.E. Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry,
Embassy of The Islamic Republic of Pakistan
3517 International Ct NW, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 1 202 243 6500 I Fax: 1 202 686 1534
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

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