UNLAWFUL ARREST AND DETENTION OF KHURRAM PARVEZ

16 September 2016 Noted human rights defender, Khurram Parvez, was arrested and detained at around 12:30 am today in Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir. He has been detained, without formal arrest or notifications, and in violation of his rights to information, and legal counsel. He has not been provided with any written

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STATE VIOLENCE AGAINST PEACEFUL PUBLIC MEETINGS

STATE VIOLENCE AGAINST PEACEFUL PUBLIC MEETINGS   Press Release: 6 September 2016   Over the last week – August 29 to 5 September, of uninterrupted curfew in Kashmir, the government’s unbridled use of force on peaceful public meetings/rallies, which are either funeral processions of the civilians killed by government forces

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PAKISTAN AND INDIA MUST GIVE ACCESS TO UN LED ENQUIRY

PAKISTAN AND INDIA MUST GIVE ACCESS TO UN LED ENQUIRY   18 August 2016   On 17 August 2016, on the 40th day of the State siege of Jammu and Kashmir, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, principal human rights official of the UN,

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IN SERVICE OF THE STATE

IN SERVICE OF THE STATE   MEDALS FOR POLICE WHO SUPPORT VIOLENCE AND IMPUNITY   14 August 2016   15 August 2016 marks the 70th Indian Independence Day and the 38th day of the present siege of Jammu and Kashmir. Over the last 37 days, the State has unleashed widespread

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URGENT ACTION / APPEAL regarding deteriorating political and humanitarian situation in Jammu and Kashmir

To: Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Christof Heyns, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Juan Ernesto Mendez, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment Maina Kiai, Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly

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KASHMIR UNDER STATE OF EMERGENCY

KASHMIR UNDER STATE OF EMERGENCY   Press Release: 10 July 2016   Since the extra-judicial execution of Commander Burhan Wani and two other members of Hizbul Mujahideen, Indian armed forces and Jammu and Kashmir Police have used excessive force to thwart the mourners from protesting and participating in the funeral

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RASHID BILLA EVADES ARREST AND SEIZURE OF PROPERTY

RASHID BILLA EVADES ARREST AND SEIZURE OF PROPERTY Sadrakoot massacre, 5 October 1996   Press Release, 28 June 2016 Abdul Rashid Parray alias Rashid Billa and two accomplices have evaded arrest and other measures ordered by the judiciary to ensure their arrest and continue to escape prosecution for the killing

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