Enforced disappearances
“Don’t vote for a kidnapper!”: Indonesians demand justice and an end to impunity

The legacy of the bloody Suharto dictatorship and its victims still marks political life in Indonesia, especially as the country gears up for elections in early 2024

Arrest of two Baloch students triggers protests in southwestern Pakistan

A suicide attack in Turbat on June 26, in which one police officer was killed, triggered a fresh wave of mass arrests of Baloch students in the region. The issue of enforced disappearances has been a major concern in Balochistan

There is a palpable sense of anger among people of Balochistan, says fact finding report

The latest report by Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) notes that there is no respite in rights abuse which has led to palpable sense of anger among the people of Balochistan

Protesters accuse military of custodial killing of daily wager in Kashmir

The body of Abdul Rashid Dar was recovered from the Zirhama forest of Kupwara district. Dar had been detained in December by security forces who subsequently claimed he had escaped

Families of forcibly disappeared persons mark six years of struggle in Sri Lanka

Holding banners and black flags, hundreds of relatives of disappeared Tamils marched in the northern Sri Lankan town of Kilinochchi demanding justice and accountability

Enforced disappearance Kashmir Protesters accuse military of forcibly disappearing a daily wage worker in Kashmir’s Kupwara

The family of the worker has been seeking his whereabouts after he was picked up during a night raid by Indian army soldiers on December 15. Police claim he escaped from custody despite heavy security

Baloch missing persons Pakistan Protesters campaign against violence and enforced disappearances of Baloch people in Pakistan

Protesting against the recent unconstitutional detention of women and minors in the Bolan district of Balochistan province, as well as repeated incidents of enforced disappearances of Baloch people, demonstrators called the region lying in southwestern Pakistan “a torment camp”

Enforced disappearances Sri Lanka Protesting relatives of forcibly disappeared persons in Sri Lanka seek international probe

Protesters associated with the North-East Association of Relatives of Enforced Disappearances (ARED) demonstrated outside the UN office in Colombo and demanded an international probe to establish the whereabouts of their missing relatives

Enforced disappearance Sri Lanka Families of disappeared persons rally in Sri Lanka, continue struggle for justice 

Last week, family members of disappeared persons marked the 2000th day of their struggle for justice. Tens of thousands of people were abducted during the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka and were never heard from again

Baloch enforced disappearances Pakistan Baloch students in Pakistan demand an end to abductions and disappearances

In light of the increase in disappearances of Baloch youth, many from the community have taken to the streets to protest the police brutality and abductions

PTM leader bail Pakistan PTM leader Ali Wazir granted bail in hate speech case

The Sindh High Court finally granted bail to prominent leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement from South Waziristan, Ali Wazir, who was accused of insulting state institutions in a speech in December 2020

Migrant delivery workers strike for fair pay and conditions in Dubai and other stories

Today we look at a strike by food delivery workers in Dubai, the conviction and sentencing of an Indigenous land defender in Canada, and more