Responding to reports of the shooting of three protestors and the injuring of 16 others in Parachinar, Amnesty International’s Pakistan Campaigner, Nadia Rahman, said:
“It is heart-breaking to see one tragedy so quickly follow another. The people of Parachinar were mourning the loss of more than 67 people in a horrific bomb blast when three more people were shot dead while protesting the violence.
“The authorities must immediately order independent and effective investigations into these deaths. They have a responsibility to respect and protect the rights to life, freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.”