In separate incidents within the span of four days, as many as four activists from the Balochistan province in Pakistan have been found dead
Arif Wazir, a leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), was shot by unidentified gunmen in Wana in South Waziristan on Friday and died on Saturday. He is the cousin of PTM leader Ali Wazir
The activists were arrested while making arrangements for an upcoming mass public meeting on the death anniversary of PTM leader Arman Loni on February 6
Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar were arrested following a clash between protesters and the army in North Waziristan. At least three protesters died in the incident but the army detained the leaders claiming soldiers were fired on
In this episode, Peoples Dispatch takes a look into the issue of political prisoners in Colombia, Pakistan and Ecuador and report on the release of Jesús Santrich and the arrests of Ali Wazir and Ola Bini.
Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar were arrested shortly after a protest they led was fired on by the Pakistani army in North Waziristan. Three activists were killed in the firing on the protest against atrocities by the army.
It is unclear as of now what impact the 10-year jail term for Sharif will have on the electoral fortunes of his PML-N