Skyline International Stands in Support of Research Analyst's Advocacy Against Human Rights Violations in Pakistan at UNHRC
Stockholm: Skyline International, an independent news organization committed to promoting human rights and fostering global awareness, extends its full support to Michela Mutovciev, a dedicated Research Analyst associated with Amsterdam-based EFSAS think-tank, who recently addressed the 54th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. Mutovciev's intervention shed light on grave human rights violations in Pakistan, and Skyline International stands firmly behind her efforts to bring attention to these issues.
During her compelling intervention, Mutovciev expressed gratitude to the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances for their unwavering commitment to addressing the challenges faced by the people of Pakistan. She raised concerns about the Military Establishment in Pakistan, which operates with impunity and is known for its harsh treatment of dissent and opposition. This includes the alarming practice of forced disappearances, arbitrary detentions, abductions, and torture, all carried out as part of State policy.
Skyline International underscores Mutovciev's assertion that while the UN Working Group has examined 800 cases in Pakistan, the country's Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances has registered more than 8,000 cases. Moreover, Pashtun and Baloch groups contend that the actual number of cases could be in the tens of thousands.
Mutovciev also highlighted the evolving methods of operation employed by the Military Establishment, noting that even the targeting and killing of Pakistani dissidents abroad is becoming disturbingly common. She pointed to specific instances, including the cases of Sajid Hussain in Sweden, Karima Baloch in Canada, Arshad Sharif in Kenya, and a failed attempt to harm a Netherlands-based Pakistani blogger. These actions have created an atmosphere of extreme fear among the Pakistani population, perpetuated by the military establishment.
Skyline International echoes Mutovciev's urgent call for the UN Human Rights Council to intervene decisively. The organization stresses the critical importance of pushing Pakistan toward establishing the rule of law and promoting the democratization of society. Such intervention is vital to putting an end to enforced disappearances both within and outside the country and ensuring the complete respect for human rights.
Skyline International reaffirms its commitment to raising awareness about human rights violations worldwide and applauds the dedication of individuals like Michela Mutovciev who are actively engaged in advocating for positive change.