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Missing Pakistani activists trigger fears of crackdown - Taipei Times

People rally in support of missing human rights activist Salman Haider in Karachi, Pakistan, on Monday. Photo: AP. Four social media activists with outspoken, secular and anti-military views have gone missing in Pakistan in recent days, sparking fears ...and more »

Pakistan: Bloggers Feared Abducted - Human Rights Watch

Update 1/11/2017: Prominent social activist Samar Abbas, the head of the Civil Progressive Alliance Pakistan, reportedly went missing in Islamabad on January 7, 2017, and is feared to have been abducted. The government has provided no new information ...and more »

Pakistani civil society alarmed over the disappearance of liberal activists - Deutsche Welle

Four Pakistani activists have been missing since last week, raising concerns that they might have been picked up by security forces or Islamists. Rights groups find the "trend" alarming for free speech. Screenshot Twitter #RecoverSalmanHaider (twitter ...and more »

Investigators make progress in Dr Salman Haider kidnapping probe - Geo News, Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Authorities have made progress in the investigation of the abduction of rights activist and Fatima Jinnah University professor Dr Salman Haider, who disappeared from Islamabad on Friday night. Sources told Geo News on Monday that the Safe ...and more »

Pakistan pressed over 'abducted' activists - BBC News

Hundreds of people have held protests across Pakistan to demand the authorities trace four activists who have gone missing in the past week. No group has said it is holding them. All four aired views critical of the military or militancy on social ...and more »

Rights groups urge Pakistan to probe disappearances of bloggers - Deutsche Welle (blog)

Local and international rights groups have urged Pakistan to urgently investigate the apparent abductions of four social media commentators. The four are outspoken campaigners for human rights and religious freedoms. Pakistan Protest - Aktivist Salman ...and more »

Concern over fate of missing Pakistani activists -

Sources confirm four men, all known for liberal secularist views on social media, disappeared in the span of a week. 9 Jan 2017. Clockwise from above left: Waqas Goraya, Salman Haider and Asim Saeed [Facebook]. At least four activists known for their ...and more »

Pakistan's Missing Human Rights Activists - The Diplomat

Salman Haider — a Pakistani poet, human rights activist, and academic — wrote an Urdu poem in July last year highlighting the disappearances of activists and his friends in Pakistan's Balochistan province. Ironically, he also predicted in his poem ...and more »

Disappearance of activists echoes in parliament -

ISLAMABAD: The disappearance of Salman Haider and three other civil society activists echoed in parliament on Monday as senators and MNAs submitted calling attention notices expressing grave concern over the development. The mysterious disappearance of ...and more »

Missing activists -

THE sanitised language — 'missing persons', 'the disappeared', etc — cannot hide an ugly truth: the state of Pakistan continues to be suspected of involvement in the disappearance and illegal detentions of a range of private citizens. Now, with the ...and more »