Enforced disappearance: Three family members of missing persons activist whisked away

Published: August 22, 2018
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PHOTO: EXPRESS

PHOTO: EXPRESS

HYDERABABD: Three family members of the Voice for Missing Persons’ Deputy Convener Sindhu Aman Chandio were allegedly taken away by law enforcement agencies on Monday. The young woman, who leads protests and hunger strikes for the recovery of missing persons, claimed that it was a punitive action to stifle their voice.

Sindhu and her brother, Sanaullah Chandio, who leads the Mehran Students Council, told the media that the personnel came to their house in Jamshoro in around 12 vehicles. “They have done this to threaten us because we have continuously been leading the movement for the recovery of people subjected to enforced disappearance and raising our voice on social media as well,” the siblings said.

They said they would not yield to such pressures and would continue their struggle until they achieved their objectives. The persons who have been detained include Sindhu’s father, Amanullah Chandio, younger brother, Safiullah Chandio, and cousin, Gulshan Chandio.

Abdul Malik Chandio, who represents the Chandio community, said that Amanullah was a school teacher. “He is a man who loves the people of Sindh.” He warned that the Chandio community will also join the protests across Sindh if the three were not immediately released.

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