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Press freedom under threat in SriLanka as harassment of journalists surges

Throughout the Sri Lanka’s quarter-century-long conflict with Tamil separatists, both the Sri Lankan Government and the Tamil Tigers used the media for propaganda purposes and resorted to violence to suppress the free flow of information. Journalists working for Sinhalese, Tamil and English media were intimidated, abducted, imprisoned and murdered during the conflict. For this reason,… Continue reading Press freedom under threat in SriLanka as harassment of journalists surges

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Façade of religious harmony and tolerance in Pakistan

‘’Ahmadis residing in Pakistan are not at peace even after their demise’’On 13 July, in a village (Tirigri) in Gujranwala, police and locals allegedlyremoved Islamic symbols from the graves of the members of the Ahmadiyyacommunity. This graveyard was a shared graveyard of the Muslims andAhmadis till 1967.But after the Ahmadiyya community got the official status… Continue reading Façade of religious harmony and tolerance in Pakistan

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Protest on enforced disappearances of Sindhis in Pakistan

August 19, 2020GHRD Sindhi Foundation organized a protest on enforced disappearance happening in Sindh, Pakistan, infront of the Pakistani ambassadors house in Washington DC on August 14th, which is also Pakistans’ Independence Day. Human Rights violations in Sindh, Pakistan, have been neglected for ages.  Human rights abuses like extrajudicial killings, political repression, persecution of Sindhi… Continue reading Protest on enforced disappearances of Sindhis in Pakistan

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Police torture and ill treatment in Turkey- Human Rights Watch

On 18 July 2020 (Istanbul), the police detained three suspects, two of them children, in connection with the fatal shooting of one police officer and injury of another. The 17-year-old child (suspect), told lawyers that police beat him with a cable and fists, kicked him in the face several times, and “bounced his head against… Continue reading Police torture and ill treatment in Turkey- Human Rights Watch