Thursday, June 28, 2012

PAKISTAN: A 75-year-old farmer was abducted by the Pakistani security forces and the High Court of Balochistan turns a blind eye to his recovery

AHRC-UAC-111-2012-01.pngThe Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the lukewarm attitude of the high court of Balochistan that ignored the petition on the abduction of a 75 year-old farmer by persons from the Frontier Corps (FC). The abducted person was an old political worker who left politics in 1975 but, being an old man, people from the neighbourhood use to come to his place in the evening. The FC is afraid of any kind of gathering where people chat on different issues and it is acting like the Gestapo in the province. As is usual, the courts are afraid of going into detail in cases involving the FC because of their insecurity. The family members of the abducted person are afraid that he would be held in a FC torture cell and would be extrajudicially killed.

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