Enforced Disappearances

Jul 01, 2020

Pakistan: UN Experts Appalled By Disappearance of Activist

On 13 November 2019, Idris Khattak, a leading human rights defender in Pakistan, went missing. Despite calls for over six months from the UN for Pakistan to disclose his whereabouts, nothing was disclosed. On 16 June 2020, Pakistani authorities announced that the activist had been held in police custody for the duration of his enforced disappearance, to the consternation of the UN human rights experts....

Jul 01, 2020

Pakistan: UN Experts Appalled By Disappearance...

On 13 November 2019, Idris Khattak, a leading human rights defender in Pakistan, went missing. Despite calls for over six months from the UN for Pakistan to disclose his whereabouts, nothing was disclosed....

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Jun 15, 2020

Balochistan: Pakistan Abducts 8 Baloch Youths...

A number of young Baloch men have reportedly been abducted by the Pakistani military from different regions of Pakistan's Balochistan province. After a number of raids, the young men were taken to a nearby...

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Mar 10, 2020

Oromo: Ethiopian Police must stop Arbitrary Detentions...

Ethiopian authorities must account for the arbitrary detention of Oromo opposition leader Abdi Regassa and disclose his whereabouts, says Seif Magango, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for...

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Dec 10, 2019

East Turkestan: UNPO Welcomes U.S. Uyghur Act...

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) welcomes the passage of the Uyghur Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, approved on 3 December with a virtually unanimous vote of 407 to 1....

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Sep 09, 2019

Crimean Tatars: UN Secretary General to Present...

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will deliver his first report on the human rights situation in Russia-occupied Crimea at the next UN General Assembly, which commences on 17 September...

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Sep 02, 2019

Kosovo: Human Rights Activists Mark the International...

On the International Day of the Disappeared, hundreds of protestors took to the streets in Kosovo to express frustration over the continued uncertain fates of the over 1600 people gone missing during the...

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Sep 02, 2019

Balochistan: Hundreds of Baloch Rights Activists...

According to various human rights watchdogs, hundreds of Baloch persons have been forcibly disappeared and killed by the Pakistani security forces as part of a state policy known as kill and dump. The...

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