Relatives of missing persons announce protest movement


Rustam Ejaz April 30, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Relatives of enforced disappearance victims will stage a sit-in protest in front of the Parliament House from 4 pm to 8 pm every day till May 7, Chairperson Defence of Human Rights Pakistan Amina Masood Janjua said on Friday.

After May 7, a long march will be organised and participants will visit all major cities, Janjua said while addressing a press conference. Demonstrations will be held at district levels in prominent bazaars and press clubs. Relatives of registered missing persons should be provided a monthly stipend in the light of the UN Charter 2006, she demanded.

“We are giving the government one last chance to release our loved ones. This black law in the country cannot continue,” Janjua said. Saba Ahmad, president of the organisation’s American Chapter, said a lobbying movement will be initiated in the US for the purpose.

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COMMENTS (2)

Natasha | 11 years ago | Reply Poor people. Whatever happened to the CJs emphasis on 'speedy' justice~?
Nadir El Edroos | 11 years ago | Reply Justice delayed is justice denied. The law does not seem to be supreme at the supreme court. Given that supreme court bench hearing the missing persons case has already stated that intelligence agencies are not to be investigated just goes to show what value the life of a Pakistani citizen is worth. In the face of pressure, and bad press - the supreme court seems to have folded before the powers to be.
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