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Human rights group urges Pakistan to investigate bloggers ‘abduction’

Salman Haider is one of the missing men

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Human Rights Watch on Tuesday (10) asked Pakistan to urgently investigate the apparent abductions of four bloggers who campaigned for human rights and religious freedom, saying their near simultaneous disappearances raised concerns of government involvement. The statement came as leftwing and liberal activists prepared to hold protests throughout the country demanding the bloggers’ release. The missing men are Salman Haider, a poet and academic, and bloggers Waqas Goraya, Aasim Saeed, and Ahmad Raza Naseer. The four went missing from various cities between January 4 and January 7. Pakistan is routinely ranked among the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists, and…

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