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Freedom for Masood

Freedom for Masood Masood Ahmed Janjua is the symbol of fight against enforced disappearance in Pakistan. Abducted and disappeared by state forces, he represents the exasperating human rights situation in Pakistan. At least 5 persons have categorically testified of having seen Masood Janjua in secret detention. Year 2015 marks ten years of his enforced disappearance....

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Missing Person families demanding justice.

International Week of Disappeared 2015

International  Week of the Disappeared 25th to 31th May 2015 Committed to achieve a world without enforced disappearance, DHR Pakistan has planned following activities for the International Week of the Disappeared. Date Activity 25th May 2015: Tea party with the families of Disappeared, sharing their grief & miseries. 26th May 2015: Painting fun and distribution of gifts, among the...

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International Day of Human Rights 2014

Almost 10 years ino road protests and campaigning, respite for the victims of enforced disappearance of Pakistan still looks far away. Successive government regimes had failed to address the issue. Defence of Human Rights organized a rally of victim families which wanted to walk to Parliament House to deliver memorandum to the Speaker of National...

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Enforced Disappearance – A narrative

Enforced Disappearance in Pakistan 2001 to 2014  The situation in Pakistan regarding Enforced Disappearance can be called catastrophic. Not just the phenomenon is on going but at an alarming pace, without any accountability or realization of the torture it imparts upon the victims. The actual number of disappearances in Pakistan is much higher and can’t...

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Eid and anniversary of Masood’s disappearance

By Amina Masood Janjua Eid, this year, coincided with the anniversary of the tragic day which changed my life forever. My husband Masood Ahmad Janjua, a famous businessman and educator of Rawalpindi, disappeared mysteriously on 30th July 2005 en route to Peshawar along with his friend Faisal Faraz. As the tragedy shook the two families...

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Open Letter to Mian Nawaz Sharif the Prime Minister

یکم جولائی 2014 محترم نواز شریف صاحب اسلام و علیکم امید کرتی ہوں کہ آپ، بیگم صاحبہ اور مریم خیریت سے ہوں گے۔ آپ کو اس سے پہلے کئی خطوط لکھہ چکی ہوں مگر کسی ایک کا بھی جواب موصول نہیں ہوا۔ لگتا ہے میرے خطوط آپ تک پہنچ نہیں رہے ورنہ آپ جیسا با...

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Justice for Masood Janjua appeal 12th April 2014

Justice for Masood Janjua Amina Janjua says that I am heartbroken because of the last hearing of the Supreme Court in my husband’s case on 31st March 2014. Lately, it is observed that the attitude of the Supreme Court towards cases of enforced disappearance has some what changed. A case fixed on 9th of April...

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Press Release English

Press Release 18 March 2014   The case of Masood Janjua, missing since 30th July 2005, has taken a very positive turn on its last hearing in the Supreme court on 13th March 2014. The star witness of the case Dr Imran Munir in a message has informed the court that he has fear of...

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Press Release Urdu

پریس ریلیز 18 March 2014 اسلام آباد: گزری 13 مارچ کو ہوئی سماعت میں مسعود جنجوعہ، جو 30 جولائی 2005 سے لاپتہ ہیں، کے کیس نے ایک مثبت موڑ لیا۔ کیس کے سب سے اہم گواہ ڈاکٹر عمران منیر نے ایک خط کے ذریعے عدالت کو بتایا کہ اس کو پاکستانی اداروں کے کچھ مخصوص...

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