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AI report on enforced disappearances in Pakistan

Amnistía Internacional publicou onte un informe de 56 páxinas sobre as “desaparicións forzadas” en Pakistán, que deixaron de ser investigadas en novembro do 2007, cando o presidente Pervez Musharraf decretou o estado de emerxencia, suspendeu a Constitución e removeu dos seus postos ós membros do poder xudicial que perseguían a corrupción e as violacións dos Direitos Humanos.

O informe leva por título “Denying the undeniable: Enforced disappearances in Pakistan”. Copio un extracto da súa introducción:

[…] The Pakistani government extended the use of enforced disappearances, initially practiced mostly in the context of the US-led “war on terror”, to activists involved in pushing for greater ethnic or regional rights, including Baloch and Sindhis. However, once they were in the custody of security and intelligence agencies, also received the same treatment. (See the case of Saleem Baloch.) The exact number of Balochs and Sindhis disappeared is not known. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has estimated that at least 600 persons have disappeared in Balochistan alone. Baloch groups put the number in the thousands, and the Pakistan Peoples Party Chief Minister for Balochistan, Nawab Aslam Raissani said that the Governor of Balochistan had been informed of 900 Baloch victims of enforced disappearance.

At the time of writing, the petitions of hundreds individuals subjected to enforced disappearance remain pending in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The Defence of Human Rights added to its list of 43 disappeared persons first an additional list of 60 persons, then another one of 158 more persons. When in February 2007 the non-governmental Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) filed its petition relating to persons subjected to enforced disappearance in the Supreme Court, it appended its own list of 148 missing persons; of these 104 came from Balochistan, 22 from Sindh, 10 each from Punjab and North West Frontier Province (NWFP), one was a US national and one came from Malaysia. This list grew to 198 persons in mid-2007. Subjecting persons to enforced disappearance has not come to an end, despite judicial scrutiny in 2007. The Defence of Human Rights informed Amnesty International in July 2008 that it had noted an additional 60 cases of enforced disappearance since the imposition of the emergency in November 2007. […]

24 Xullo 2008 - Posted by | Amnesty International, Human Rights, Pakistan, Politics, United States

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