Today is the 30th day of the continuing arbitrary, unjust and illegal detention of AFAD’s Chairperson, Khurram Parvez. AFAD and its member- organizations are deeply disappointed and outraged by this continuing violation of the rights of Mr. Parvez.
Odhikar:22 years of defending human rights – despite persecution
Statement from Odhikar
Dhaka, October 10, 2016 – Odhikar was established on the 10th of October 1994 with thevision of a society based on the rights and responsibilities of State and citizen. Having rights and being able to freely enjoy them, as inscribed and protected by a democratic constitution, is an obvious expectation, but the people of Bangladesh have been deprived from such protection for too long. Odhikar’s strategic campaign has, therefore, always been to reclaim the social, cultural, religious and political unity that was expressed in three principles of the Bangladesh Liberation War; and inscribed in the ‘Proclamation of Independence’: equality, human dignity and social justice.
Defense of Human Rights and Public Service Trust
OCTOBER 7, 2016
Rawalpindi: Defence of Human Rights Pakistan arranged a protest and candlelight vigil on Bank Road, Saddar Rawalpindi, to show solidarity with Khurram Parvez who was arrested from his home in Srinagar and then sentenced for 3 months unjust detention by the Indian forces. All the human rights activists and citizens of Jammu and Kashmir are facing severe persecution since the escalation of atrocities in the last 80 days in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) is deeply concerned by the situation faced by its Chairperson, Mr. Khurram Parvez, a human rights defender from Jammu and Kashmir who is currently illegally detained at the Kothi Bagh police station in Srinagar.