RightsNow Pakistan Demands Immediate Release of Human Rights Defender Adilur Rahman Khan

Posted: August 11, 2013 in News and Views
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Adilur Rahman Khan, Secretary of Odhikar, former Deputy Attorney General and an advocate of the Supreme Court.

Adilur Rahman Khan, Secretary of Odhikar, former Deputy Attorney General and an advocate of the Supreme Court.

RightsNow Pakistan condemns the arrest of secretary of Odhikar, a Bangladesh based human rights organization arrest by Metropolitan police under fabricated charges. Adil is a leading human rights defender,former Deputy Attorney General and a Supreme Court lawyer.

Adiul Rahman was arrested on 10th August on charges of fabricating infromation about attrocities committed earlier this year. Police arrested him while he was returning home with his family.

Ali Palh, a lawyer, human rights defender, executive director, RightsNow Pakistan a Pakistan based human rights organization condemned the arrest of Adiland said he is being victimized for his human rights protection work and for his organizations’ work which has been very critical of human rights abuses committed by Bangladesh Government.

Mr. Palh said Adil’s arrest will have a negative impact on the security of huamn rights defenders in South Asia. It will negatively affect the human rights situation in South Asia.

Bangladesh Government should show wisdom and release Adil immediately. While talking to Bar and lawyers, Mr. Palh requested all lawyers and civil society actors and youth in Pakistan to act for the release of Adil and sign petition given below:

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/prime-minister-her-excellency-sheik-hasina-release-human-rights-defender-adilur-rahman-khan-immediately?share_id=OWTljvERDd&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition

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