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Pakistan: Furthre information on Azad Jammu and Kashmir: Torture or ill-treatment / arbitrary detention / possible prisoners of conscience

, Index number: ASA 33/018/2001

A total of just over 100 political activists, including Amanullah Khan, chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, are now believed to have been arrested. All have been told that they will be detained for at least 30 days under the Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance. Amnesty International believes that they are at risk of torture or ill-treatment.

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