Journalist and poet abducted in Pakistan: Ahmad Farhad

On 15 May 2024, Ahmad Farhad, a Kashmiri journalist and poet, was forcibly disappeared from his home in the capital city of Pakistan, Islamabad, and his whereabouts remain unknown. The police initially refused to file a First Information Report (FIR), and one was subsequently filed on the orders of the Islamabad High Court. Information regarding Ahmad’s whereabouts must be made known, and he must be released immediately. The authorities must ensure an effective, prompt, thorough, independent and impartial investigation is conducted into the circumstances of Ahmad’s enforced disappearance.

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