Sunday, May 3, 2020

PAKISTAN: Human Rights Defender Disappeared - URGENT ACTION

Amnesty International, USA, May 2, 2020.

The whereabouts of Muhammad Idris Khattak, a Pakistani human rights defender and independent researcher, remain unknown since he was forcibly disappeared on 13 November 2019. 

A patient of diabetes requiring daily medication, the health of Khattak is at even greater risk during the COVID-19 outbreak as the conditions of his detention remain unknown. With no information about his fate for six months, Amnesty International fears that Khattak is at real risk of torture or ill-treatment, as is often suffered by other victims of enforced disappearance in Pakistan.