Pakistan: Open letter to the political parties
In an open letter to the political parties and alliances contesting parliamentary elections in Pakistan, Amnesty International is calling on them to outline their position on the protection of human rights. In particular Amnesty International is calling on them to commit themselves to the following recommendations: the release of all prisoners of conscience, fair trial for all political prisoners, the prevention of torture, including rape, and deaths in custody following torture, the abolition of inhuman treatment and punishments like flogging, shackling and stoning to death, the prevention of extrajudicial executions, the abolition of impunity, the abolition of the death penalty and the ratification of international human rights standards.
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