Home / Gender Issues / AHRC slams detention of Dr Aafia’s son

AHRC slams detention of Dr Aafia’s son

LAHORE: The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is concerned by the alleged detention of Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s 11-year-old son, Muhammad Ahmad, in Afghanistan, according to a statement issued on Saturday.

The statement said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had arrested Ahmad on July 17. “The attempts by Ahmad’s family in both Pakistan and the United States to get him released, have been to no avail.”

It also said that the whereabouts of Ahmad’s two younger siblings were still unknown. “Ahmad’s rights are being abused and it is known to the three governments involved, who are all signatories of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC),” the statement said.

The AHRC said that the children should be returned to their family, adding that stern action should be taken against the people responsible for their detention.

A letter from the United States Department of Justice, dated August 22, to Dr Aafia’s counsel, Elizabeth M Fink, noted that Ahmad had been detained in Bagram prison, Afghanistan.

Dr Fouzia, Dr Aafia’s younger sister, currently living in Karachi, has made several efforts to see Ahmad but to no avail, the statement added.

“We appeal to the international community, the Working Group on the Rights of the Child; the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention; and the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances; to intervene in freeing Ahmad from detention,” it said.
Source: Daily Times

About admin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


burberry pas cher burberry soldes longchamp pas cher longchamp pas cher polo ralph lauren pas cher nike tn pas cher nike tn nike tn pas cher air max 90 pas cher air max pas cher roshe run pas cher nike huarache pas cher nike tn pas cher louboutin pas cher louboutin soldes mbt pas cher mbt pas cher hermes pas cher hollister pas cher hollister paris herve leger pas cher michael kors pas cher remy hair extensions clip in hair extensions mbt outlet vanessa bruno pas cher vanessa bruno pas cher vanessa bruno pas cher ralph lauren pas cher

Scroll To Top