03/19/2018

Urgent Action: Peaceful Pashtun Activists Face Criminal Cases (Pakistan: UA 61.18)


Criminal cases have been filed against Manzoor Pashteen and other leaders of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (Movement for the Protection of Pashtuns), for peacefully calling for equality and justice for human rights violations against the Pashtun community.

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Criminal cases have been filed against Manzoor Pashteen and other leaders of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (Movement for the Protection of Pashtuns), for peacefully calling for equality and justice for human rights violations against the Pashtun community.

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

  • Immediately drop criminal cases against Manzoor Pashteen and other leaders of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement;
  • Respect and protect the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement’s rights to freedom of expression and freedom peaceful assembly;
  • Adopt and implement legislation which recognizes and protects human rights defenders; and repeal or amend legislation that violates the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association or place obstacles in the way of legitimate activities to promote and defend human rights.

Contact these two officials by 30 April, 2018:

Inspector General of Police, Balochistan
Mr. Moazzam Jah Ansari
Central Police Office
Quetta, Balochistan
Pakistan
Fax: +92 81 920 1267
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Inspector General

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

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 61.18

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.

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