7/15/2023 – Our friends at the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) continue their campaign to free Khurram Parvez. They write: “Human rights defender Khurram Parvez has spent over 570 days arbitrarily detained by the Indian authorities. [This month] he spent his 14th marriage anniversary behind bars, separated from his wife Sameena and his family.
“Khurram’s birthday on the 19th of June will also mark 575 days – almost nineteen months – of arbitrary detention by Indian authorities who have held him under the oppressive Unlawful Activities Prevention Act 2019. The authorities are forcing the issue to intensify repressions against Khurram and his colleagues… These are all politically motivated acts by the Indian government, persecuting key human rights defenders of Jammu and Kashmir, to stifle dissent and criticism.”
Al Jazeera has previously reported, “The arrest of Parvez – the recipient of the 2006 Reebok Human Rights Award – has been widely criticized by rights groups around the globe including Amnesty International.”
Please help spread the word and join in solidarity so that Khurram Parvez and his colleague Irfan Mehraj can be reunited with their families and exercise their democratic rights to advocate, express, and organize.
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