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In Pakistan’s Overcrowded Prisons, Inmates Deprived of Healthcare: Human Rights Watch Report
By Rehan Piracha & Xari Jalil LAHORE Outdated and discriminatory bail laws from the Colonial era, and rampant neglect by the state authorities in Pakistan have...
Journalist Siddique Jan remanded for a day in terrorism case
An anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on Tuesday remanded Bol News channel bureau chief Siddique Jan in police custody for a single day after his arrest in connection with clashes outside the Federal Judicial Complex.The arrest has been condemned widely by rights bodies.
HRW calls on Senate to promptly pass custodial torture bill
Human Rights Watch has called on Senate of Pakistan to urgently pass the custodial torture bill which will make security offcials accountable for committing offence of torture.
Rights Watch | 14th January 2022
In the trial regarding the attempted assassination of exiled blogger Ahmed Waqass Goraya in the Netherlands, which commenced in a UK court on Thursday, it was claimed that defendant Gohir Khan accepted £100,000 for the murder on the behest of persons based in Pakistan..
Rights Watch | October 7 2021
Man's eyes gouged out for being friend with sister https://youtu.be/rS95iP7HC4I Two brothers allegedly gouged out the eyes of one man Nasir with a sharp instrument only...
Human Rights Watch slams move to curb press freedom with PMDA
As the Human Rights Watch denounces the proposed PMDA as a move to curb freedom of expression, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry made it clear that the government will not budge on clauses regarding "fake news" and the rights of journalists
Rights Watch | 23rd July 2020
HIV cases increasing in Pakistan: The UNAIDS 2020 report names Pakistan as one of two countries in Asia reporting “sharp increases” in HIV infections. The report provides updates on the current state of the HIV epidemic and ...
Rights Watch | 22nd July 2020
Remand for Khairpur rapist extended: An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday, July 21 extended police custody for Sarang Shar, a retired teacher accused of raping his minor students and then filming the assaults, by another seven days. During the ...
Rights Watch | 21st July 2020
Women mutilated, killed in separate cases: A woman and her friend were allegedly attacked and mutilated by the former’s brother-in-law and his son. The two men reportedly held the women by force and then chopped the victims’ noses ...
Rights Watch | 20th July 2020
Minor raped & killed: A 5-year-old boy from Chak 97/M of Lodhran who went missing on July 17 has been found dead. Police registered FIR after his naked body was discovered on July 18 as autopsy reports confirm the suspicion of rape ...
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