Press Statement: Subject: Killing of Women human rights defenders, Roshan Rajper. On 6th October 2021, the body of a social activist, Roshan Rajper, who had gone missing, has been recovered from her house in Ranipur, Khairpur. The human rights defender established the center to provide vocational trainings to the women in order to empower them economically. She promoted citizen specifically women involvement in the political process and always been vocal on the women rights issues in Sindh. Firstly, she had gone missing and then found dead in her house. She reported the police and her friends earlier that few men chased and attacked her when she was going to visit her center. The human rights defender was frequently harassed and received several threats regarding his human rights work and his criticism of the human rights violations. Sindh Human Rights Defenders Netowkr condemns the killing of human rights defender Roshan Rajpar as it believes it is directly linked to his peaceful and legitimate work of human rights and women empowerment in Sindh. Furthermore, SHRDN is deeply concerned about the wider crackdown against human rights defenders in the country. Roshan Rajpar’s killing highlights that the space for dissent is closing rapidly in Pakistan. We call upon the provincial authorities to carry out an impartial investigation and prosecute the killers as per the laws. Ali Palh Coordinator Sindh Human Rights Defenders Network

Posted: October 9, 2021 in News and Views

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