On the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, hundreds of Tamil families carried out protest rallies in Jaffna and Batticaloa in Sri Lanka, calling for justice for their missing kin
Police in Kenya are accused of using excessive force and violence in the name of imposing the lockdown to prevent COVID-19, especially against people in the slums of capital Nairobi. Protesters also expressed solidarity with the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests in the US
In separate incidents within the span of four days, as many as four activists from the Balochistan province in Pakistan have been found dead
Activists groups fear that Shafiqul Islam Kajol, a photojournalist who went missing a day after a police complaint was filed against him, has been subjected to enforced disappearance. He was accused of publishing false news by a member of parliament
The Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) has called for unity among the Pashtun leadership, and has declared that another such public gathering will be held in Balochistan on the death anniversary of PTM leader Arman Loni on February 6
Is Naseer Ahmad Wani another statistic in the history of enforced disappearances in Kashmir?
Fear and political uncertainty have gripped the entire state, but people are determined to resist the state repression.
The report questions the inaction on the part of Indian and Pakistani governments in addressing and implementing the recommendations of its previous June 2018 report, adding that the accountability for violations committed by members of the Indian forces remains virtually non-existent