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Missing activist professor reappears
Salman Haider had disappeared in Islamabad on January 6th. Before him, two bloggers went missing in Lahore. Another missing blogger makes contact with the family. No news of the president of the Civil Alliance of Progressive Pakistan.
01/02/2017 13:15:00 PAKISTAN
Missing intellectuals and activists risk death penalty, charged with "blasphemy on social networks."
The only one to have reappeared is Professor Salman Haider; the other four bloggers are missing for nearly a month. The complaint lodged by Shuhada Foundation. Even if they are acquitted, "their lives will still be miserable."
24/01/2017 16:38:00 PAKISTAN
For Pakistani activists, the abduction of intellectuals is a failure of the State
Prof Salman Haider and four Lahore bloggers have been missing for almost three weeks, possibly kidnapped for criticizing radical elements in the government and the military. Anyone who is accused of a crime should have the right to defend himself in a court of law. Pakistan ranks among the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists and human rights defenders.
28/01/2017 14:38:00 PAKISTAN
Pakistan bans TV host for hate speech targeting missing activists
Aamir Liaquat Hussain hosts a programme on Bol TV. In the past, he has been at the centre of controversy for giving abandoned children to childless couples and hosting anti-Ahmadi Islamic radicals. His comments can provoke violent reactions against those calling for the return of five missing intellectuals.
18/01/2017 09:49:00 PAKISTAN
Lahore, student tortured for tweeting in favor of missing activists
Suhail Ahmad studied law at the University Law College and was a distinguished debator. A group of radicals dragged him from his room on campus to a secret location. He was tortured and held hostage for three hours. An investigation opened.
19/01/2017 13:20:00 PAKISTAN
Pakistan, Christians and Muslims call for the release of the disappeared activists and intellectuals (Photos)
The Commission on Human Rights organizes a seminar. Relatives of the abducted intellectuals reject the accusations of blasphemy, brought forward by Islamic radicals. "It's just a move to lock them up behind bars after their eventual release."
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