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Fifth activist reported missing - The Nation;

Fifth activist reported missing - The Nation

The NationFifth activist reported missingThe NationA fifth social activist has gone missing from Islamabad, a colleague said Wednesday, days after four other campaigners disappeared in a way that has alarmed supporters of free speech. Samar Abbas, president of the Civil Progressive Alliance of Pakistan ...and more »

Pakistan's Missing Human Rights Activists - The Diplomat;

Pakistan's Missing Human Rights Activists - The Diplomat

The DiplomatPakistan's Missing Human Rights ActivistsThe DiplomatSalman 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 »

Pakistan's missing freedom - The Express Tribune (blog);

Pakistan's missing freedom - The Express Tribune (blog)

The Express Tribune (blog)Pakistan's missing freedomThe Express Tribune (blog)Waqas and Asim have been missing for a week, Salman for five days, Ahmad Raza for three days and Samar Abbas went missing today. Other than CCTV footage in the case of Salman, possibly showing his kidnapping, no leads are reported on any of the ...and more »

Is Pak silencing dissent? Govts critics go missing, state hand suspected - Catch News;

Is Pak silencing dissent? Govts critics go missing, state hand suspected - Catch News

Catch NewsIs Pak silencing dissent? Govts critics go missing, state hand suspectedCatch NewsDisappearances and deaths of journalists and activists who dare speak against the establishment aren't uncommon in Pakistan - the country is routinely ranked among the world's worst countries for journalists. But the recent spate of abductions of ...and more »

Fears of online crackdown after Pakistan bloggers vanish - Gulf Today;

Fears of online crackdown after Pakistan bloggers vanish - Gulf Today

Gulf TodayFears of online crackdown after Pakistan bloggers vanishGulf TodayISLAMABAD: Pakistani activists and opposition lawmakers voiced fears Tuesday of a crackdown on social media, the last bastion of free speech in a country where journalism is increasingly under threat, following the apparent abductions of four leftist ...and more »

Rights Group Expresses Concern Over Fate Of Four Pakistani Liberal Bloggers Allegedly Abducted By Pak Army - Indiatimes.com;

Rights Group Expresses Concern Over Fate Of Four Pakistani Liberal Bloggers Allegedly Abducted By Pak Army - Indiatimes.com

Indiatimes.comRights Group Expresses Concern Over Fate Of Four Pakistani Liberal Bloggers Allegedly Abducted By Pak ArmyIndiatimes.comInternational rights watchdog, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for an immediate government probe into the suspicious disappearance of four prominent rights campaigners in Pakistan within a span of days. Pakistani Liberal Bloggers. The four men ...and more »

Rights group asks Pakistan to find missing activists - TRT World;

Rights group asks Pakistan to find missing activists - TRT World

TRT WorldRights group asks Pakistan to find missing activistsTRT WorldHuman Rights Watch is urging Pakistan's government to investigate the recent disappearance of Salman Haider, Waqas Goraya, Aasim Saeed, and Ahmad Raza Naseer. The four activists went missing from various cities between January 4 and January 7.and more »

Urgent Action: Four Human Rights Activists Gone Missing (Pakistan: UA 5/17) - Military Technologies

Urgent Action: Four Human Rights Activists Gone Missing (Pakistan: UA 5/17)Military TechnologiesSince the beginning of January activists Salman Haider, Waqas Goraya, Asim Saeed, and Ahmed Raza Naseer have gone missing in a suspected enforced disappearance by state security forces in Pakistan. The activists are known for their social media ...and more »

HRW urges govt to probe bloggers 'abduction' - The Nation

HRW urges govt to probe bloggers 'abduction'The NationNEW YORK - Human Rights Watch, a prominent international watchdog body, has urged Pakistan to "urgently" investigate the apparent abductions of four activists who campaign for human rights and religious freedom, stating their disappearances raise ...and more »

Four social media activists 'disappear' in Pakistan - International Business Times UK;

Four social media activists 'disappear' in Pakistan - International Business Times UK

International Business Times UKFour social media activists 'disappear' in PakistanInternational Business Times UKAt least four social media activists, known for their secular and anti-militarist views, have disappeared in Pakistan – sparking fears of a crackdown on dissenters. Intelligence services in Pakistan are known for illegal detentions, but such "forced ...and more »

Concern over fate of missing Pakistani activists - MMA Ring Report;

Concern over fate of missing Pakistani activists - MMA Ring Report

MMA Ring ReportConcern over fate of missing Pakistani activistsMMA Ring Report"Haider's brother Zeeshan has said, "[If] in the capital of Pakistan, a professor who has a very active social media presence can disappear, what will happen to an average person who does not have anyone behind him?" He warned against holding protests ...and more »

Peshawar: Demonstration held for disappeared activists' recovery - Daily Pakistan;

Peshawar: Demonstration held for disappeared activists' recovery - Daily Pakistan

Daily PakistanPeshawar: Demonstration held for disappeared activists' recoveryDaily PakistanPESHAWAR – On Tuesday Khyber Pakhtunkhwa civil society, students and political workers held a condemnatory demonstration for the disappearance of professor and right activist Salman Haider and three other bloggers across Pakistan. Addressing the ...and more »

Concerns mount as disappeared activists yet to be found - The News International;

Concerns mount as disappeared activists yet to be found - The News International

The News InternationalConcerns mount as disappeared activists yet to be foundThe News InternationalDays after rights activist Wahid Baloch was recovered after being missing for four months, the Karachi Press Club witnessed a demonstration for the second consecutive day on Tuesday to demand recovery of four progressive activists who went missing ...and more »

State of fear - The News International

State of fearThe News InternationalIf we are living in a democratic country with a constitution that guarantees full rights to its citizens, then our society must not come to resemble Chile in the Pinochet era when activists went missing as a matter of routine. This country should not ...and more »

HRW calls for investigation into blogger 'abductions' - MWC News (satire) (registration) (blog)

HRW calls for investigation into blogger 'abductions'MWC News (satire) (registration) (blog)Pakistani government has obligation to locate four missing activists and act to ensure their safety, rights group says. Human Rights Watch has asked Pakistan to urgently investigate the apparent abductions of four activists who campaigned for human ...and more »

Protest against disappearance of civil rights activists - Daily Times;

Protest against disappearance of civil rights activists - Daily Times

Daily TimesProtest against disappearance of civil rights activistsDaily TimesLAHORE: Civil Society and political parties Tuesday held a protest against disappearance of civil rights activist Salman Haider outside the Lahore Press Club. Loads of civil society activists, representative from non-governmental organisations (NGOs ...and more »

Relatives say anti-Taliban Pakistani activist is missing - Herald-Whig

Relatives say anti-Taliban Pakistani activist is missingHerald-WhigISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani university professor, poet and rights activist who has been critical of the Taliban and also of the government's efforts against militants, has been missing since last week, his family said Monday. Salman Haider ...and more »

Pakistan protests press government over disappearance of activists - The Indian Express;

Pakistan protests press government over disappearance of activists - The Indian Express

The Indian ExpressPakistan protests press government over disappearance of activistsThe Indian Expresspakistan, pakistan missing activist, missing activist in pakistan, Salman Haider, Salman Haider Supporters of Awami Worker Party hold a demonstration to condemn the missing human rights activists, in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.and more »

Human Rights Watch hits out at Pakistan over missing activists - Daily News & Analysis;

Human Rights Watch hits out at Pakistan over missing activists - Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & AnalysisHuman Rights Watch hits out at Pakistan over missing activistsDaily News & AnalysisHuman Rights Watch asked Pakistan to urgently investigate the apparent abductions of four bloggers who campaigned for human rights and religious freedom, saying their near simultaneous disappearances raised concerns of government involvement.and more »

Missing Pakistani activists trigger fears of crackdown - Taipei Times;

Missing Pakistani activists trigger fears of crackdown - Taipei Times

Taipei TimesMissing Pakistani activists trigger fears of crackdownTaipei TimesPeople 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 »