June 19, 2017

Urgent Action: Minority Rights Journalist Attacked And Injured (Pakistan: UA 147.17)


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Pakistani minority rights journalist Rana Tanweer faced an assassination attempt on 9 June. He was attacked in a hit and run accident and fractured his leg. Days before, his home was vandalised and he was threatened for his writing. The authorities have not provided him and his family with adequate protection nor held the perpetrators to account.

 

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

  • Urging the Pakistani authorities to take immediate measures to end the continuing death threats, attacks and intimidation against Rana Tanweer and provide adequate protection to him and his family, in consultation with them and in accordance to their wishes;
  • Calling on them to conduct thorough, impartial, independent and effective investigations into the assassination attempt, death threats and intimidation against Rana Tanweer and bring those suspected to be responsible to justice in trials which meet international standards of fairness and without recourse to the death penalty;
  • Calling on the authorities to ensure a safe and enabling environment in which journalists, other media workers and human rights defenders are able to carry out their work without fear of reprisals.

Contact these two officials by 31 July, 2017:

President of Pakistan
Honorable Mr. Mamnoon Hussain
President’s Secretariat
Islamabad, Pakistan
Fax: 011 92 51 920 8479
Twitter: @Mamnoon_hussain
Salutation: Your Excellency

H.E. Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
3517 International Ct NW, Washington DC 20008
Fax: 1 202 686 1534
Phone: 1 202 243 6500 Ext. 2000 & 2001
Email: [email protected] OR [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

 

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

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