Pakistan: Election candidates must prioritise human rights

Index Number: ASA 33/002/2013

In this document Amnesty International calls on all candidates for Pakistan’s parliamentary elections on 11 May 2013 to prioritise human rights in their campaigns. Amnesty International also calls on all candidates to commit to the ‘human rights agenda’ detailed in the letter – specific benchmarks aimed at improving respect for and protection of human rights in Pakistan. The organization also expresses concerns about election-related violence and represson of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, association, expression and opinion.

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