Raza Khan, a Pakistani peace activist, has not been seen or heard from since 2 December and may have been subject to an enforced disappearance.Raza Khan, a Pakistani peace activist, has not been seen or heard from since 2 December and may have been subject to an enforced disappearance. 1) TAKE ACTION Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
- Urging the Pakistani authorities to order an immediate investigation into Raza Khan’s fate and whereabouts, keeping his family fully informed and updated at all times;
- Urging them to order an immediate, impartial, independent and efficient investigation into this and all other possible enforced disappearances, publicly disclose the findings and bring those suspected of criminal responsibility to justice in fair trials without recourse to the death penalty;
- Urging the authorities to end the practice of enforced disappearances and ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance;
- Calling on them to 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 18 January, 2018:
Chief Minister of Punjab Chief Minister Secretariat 7-Club Road GOR-1, Lahore Tel: +92 42 992 04906 | Fax: +92 42 992 04915 Twitter: @CMShehbaz / @GovtOfPunjab Salutation: Honorable 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] OR [email protected] Salutation: Dear Ambassador2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 269.17 Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES