Pakistan: Human rights ignored in the "war on terror"

Pakistan: Human rights ignored in the "war on terror"

Index Number: ASA 33/036/2006
Date Published: 28 September 2006
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, Pakistan

In its pursuit of the US-led "war on terror", the Pakistani government has committed numerous violations of human rights protected in the Constitution of Pakistan and in international human rights law. Many people have been detained incommunicado in undisclosed places of detention and tortured or ill-treated. The organization is also concerned about the clandestine nature of the conduct of the "war on terror" and reports that Pakistani and US law enforcement may have used force, including lethal force, unnecessarily and excessively.

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