HRW flays raid on journalist’s house

HRW flays raid on journalist’s houseISLAMABAD – The raid by a paramilitary force on a journalist’s house is just the latest attempt by Pakistan’s security agencies to intimidate journalists who criticise the government and military, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a statement issued from New York. On January 12, soldiers from Pakistan Rangers entered and, without a warrant, searched […]

HRW urges Pakistan to bring killers of Zaman Mehsud to justice

HRW urges Pakistan to bring killers of Zaman Mehsud to justiceNew York: Pakistani authorities should conduct a prompt and impartial investigation into the killing of journalist and rights monitor Zaman Mehsud, said Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday. Gunmen fatally shot Mehsud on November 4, while he was riding his motorcycle in the Tank, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. “We killed him because he was writing against us. […]

Minorities vulnerable to attacks: HRW

Pakistan’s government should ensure the security of the country’s religious minorities from judicial injustice and attacks by militants, Human Rights Watch has said in its World Report 2015. The rights group said violent attacks on religious minorities rose significantly in 2014 as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government failed to ensure religious freedoms. The 25th edition …

Pakistani Journalists Honored For Commitment to Free Expression

Two journalists of Pakistan have been honored by the international organization Human Rights Watch for their commitment to free expression and their courage in the face of persecution. The awardees each received 2012 Hellman/Hammett grants of up to $10,000 to assist the writers who may have trouble finding paid work or who face legal or …