OIC HR Commission condemns incarceration of Asiya Andrabi and her two female associates in Tihar Jail in India on baseless charges.
Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission issued a statement.
OIC HR Commission condemns incarceration of Asiya Andrabi
It rebuked the prolonged illegal and inhuman detention of Asiya Andrabi and others under the controversial Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.
Moreover, the Commission reiterated its strong concerns over increasing illegal detentions of human rights and political activists, members of civil society and journalists.
It also urged the United Nations, OIC and international human rights community to lean on New Delhi to immediately release Ms. Andrabi and all other political prisoners.
Furthermore, it demanded immediately halting of gross and systematic human rights violations in IIOJK and access to UN and OIC fact-finding missions and establishment of a Commission of Inquiry under UN auspices.
Meanwhile, Pakistan urged EU to pressure India for immediate release of Asiya Andrabi.
Letter to EU
Ambassador Zaheer A. Janjua made this appeal In a letter. He addressed the chairs of the political groups in the European Parliament and EU Special Representative for Human Rights.
Envoy of Pakistan to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg sought EU help to seek immediate release of Asiya Andrabi.
Janjua further urged the EU to play its role to stop imminent risk of conviction of Andrabi.
According to a message received here Tuesday, ambassador Janjua called upon the EU to raise its voice.
He asked them to convince India to stop illegal and sham trail.
Moreover, he sought India drop all fabricated cases against Andrabi, her husband and associates.
He further underscored that Andrabi had been subjected to physical and psychological torture in jail, including solitary confinement.