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Pakistan: Incommunicado detention/ torture/ ill-treatment/ unfair trial

, Index number: ASA 33/002/2007

Akhtar Mengal, leader of the Balochistan National Party and former Chief Minister of the province of Balochistan, is reportedly being held incommunicado in solitary confinement in Karachi Central Prison, without access to the medical care he needs. Fifteen members of the Balochistan National Party arrested with him have "disappeared", and are at risk of torture or ill-treatment.

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