FATA’s wounds

The news about unannounced military operation in the Masood area of South Waziristan came in bits and pieces in second week of November as the government was secretive about it. But the news could not be kept secret as 1100 plus families of Shabi Khel sub tribe of Masood from…

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Pakistan ‘not free’ on Internet

LAHORE –   Freedom House has released the Freedom on the Net (FoTN) report 2017 which ranks Pakistan “Not Free” for the sixth consecutive year. Pakistan Internet Freedom Status for the year 2017 has also worsened in comparison to 2016, according to the report.  Freedom House and Digital Rights Foundation assesses internet freedom in 65 countries, accounting…

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Human Rights Watch says Sri Lanka should be urged to adopt timeline for action

Human Rights Watch has said countries should press the United Nations Human Rights Council regarding Sri Lanka for a time-bound action plan on reforms during its third Universal Periodic Review, which begins today (November 15, 2017). The rights group said in a statement that successive Sri Lankan governments, including under President Maithripala Sirisena,…

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Tamil civil society groups call on international community to ‘re-prioritise accountability and justice’ in Sri Lanka

Civil society groups across the North-East highlighted the feature published in the Associated Press last week detailing recent reports of torture and rape of Tamils by Sri Lankan authorities and called on the international community to “re-prioritize accountability and justice for atrocity crimes committed during and after the armed conflict…

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