User Preferences

  • Language - en | ga
  • text size >>
  • make this your indymedia front page make this your indymedia front page

Blog Feeds

forward

Irish Left Review
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left

offsite link Blackrock, Noel Rock Thu Feb 04, 2016 23:15 | Des Derwin

offsite link So How?s the ol? 1 Percent Getting On? Tue Jan 19, 2016 23:21 | Michael Taft

offsite link Lower Your Expectations ? the Recovery is Settling In Tue Jan 19, 2016 22:40 | Michael Taft

offsite link ?Wants? A US-style Taxation System? Tue Jan 12, 2016 15:15 | Michael Taft

offsite link How the influence of World Bank policies damaged China?s economy Mon Jan 11, 2016 18:52 | John Ross

Irish Left Review >>

Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link The Bern Manifesto: Why I am Voting for Bernie Sanders Wed Jan 27, 2016 23:59 | Jerome Nikolai Warren

offsite link Kautsky – The crisis of capitalism and the shortening of working time Mon Nov 09, 2015 22:34 | James O'Brien

offsite link How to do better things with words Fri Oct 23, 2015 07:38 | modulus

offsite link Syriza and Israel: Syriza’s response Thu Aug 20, 2015 18:10 | yeksmesh

offsite link What does a Corbyn victory mean? Tue Aug 18, 2015 00:32 | Sami El-Sayed

Spirit of Contradiction >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Editing letters to the Irish Times

offsite link Stephen Collins: An enemy of my country Anthony

offsite link Elaine Byrne: Suffering from chronic naivety Anthony

offsite link Free speech under state attack in Ireland Anthony

offsite link Denis O’Brien: Are the sharks moving in for the kill? Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Paul Craig Roberts and Michael Hudson: Privatization Is the Atlanticist Strategy to Attack Russia Mon Feb 08, 2016 14:23 | The Saker
by Paul Craig Roberts and Michael Hudson source: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/... Two years ago, Russian officials discussed plans to privatize a group of national enterprises headed by the oil producer Rosneft, the

offsite link The Latin America SITREP February 2016, by Jack Mon Feb 08, 2016 13:23 | Scott
Contents: 1) Main events in Latin America in 2016: US elections, Pink Tide Fights Back? (Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil) Peace in Colombian? Cuba: in from the Cold and OAS v CELAC

offsite link Documentary: Ukraine ? Masks of revolution. Eng. Subs Sun Feb 07, 2016 15:31 | The Saker
VPE presents highly anticipated, controversial (to some) documentary about so called Maidan revolution. Movie itself has been produced by high ranking agents of Kremlin inside of French Canal+ TV channel:

offsite link To Refugee Or Not To Refugee ? That Is The Question? Sun Feb 07, 2016 14:23 | mod editor
This comment was chosen by Mod TR from the post ?Turkey’s Gates To Europe?.  The moderator believes this comment looks at another reason for the flood of refugees into Germany

offsite link Russia Defense Report ? Feb. 6, 2016: Battle for Arctic Sat Feb 06, 2016 15:02 | The Saker
If you are having trouble viewing this video, go to the Youtube version at https://www.youtube.com/user/crimeanf...

The Saker >>

Drone victim abducted in Pakistan

category international | rights, freedoms and repression | news report author Tuesday February 11, 2014 01:10author by Justin Morahan Report this post to the editors

Man had filed a case against CIA

Mairead Maguire has called on Pakistani Prime Minister to release Kareem Khan, whom she describes as a man of peace

Kareem Khan is a Pakistani journalist, who lost his son and brother in a US drone attack some years ago and had filed a case against the CIA station director was arrested at his home early on 5 February and has not been seen or heard of since. He was expected to brief German, Dutch and English parliamentarians in Europe on Saturday about his personal experience with drone strikes and their impact.

A legal charity, Reprieve, reported that Mr Khan was seized by 15-20 men in police uniforms. The men did not disclose their identities and no reason was given for the detention. Mr. Khan's wife and young children were present at the time, along with a neighbour.
Kareem Khan to the court on 12 February.

His brother, Asif Iqbal, a teacher, and his son Zahinullah were killed by drone strikes some years ago.

Mr Khan's lawyer Mr. Akbar said in the press release, "It is a shame that Nawaz Sharif has allowed Pakistan to be a police state, where no fundamental rights are available to its citizens. Khan is not only a victim, but an important voice for all other civilians killed and injured by US drone strikes. Why are the powers that be so scared of Kareem and his work that they felt the need to abduct him in an effort to silence his efforts? Kareem Khan deserves justice and due process and he should be freed immediately of his illegal captivity."

Mairead Maguire is one of many international figures who have called on the Pakistani Government and Prime Minister to do everything possible to ensure Mr Khan's release.

author by Justin Morahanpublication date Tue Feb 11, 2014 01:18Report this post to the editors

PRESS RELEASE
Nobel Peace Laureate, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, today appealed to Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan, and the Pakistani Government, to do everything possible to secure the immediate release of Mr. Kareem Khan.
Mr. Khan, a drone victim, was detained by unknown elements of the Pakistani police on 5th February, 2014, at his home in Rawalpindi, by 12 - 20 men in police uniforms and plain clothes, and has not been seen since. His wife, young children and neighbour witnessed his detention. They have been unable to locate him since.
Mr. Khan was due to travel to Europe, where he was to speak with European Parliamentarians about his personal experience with drone strikes and the impact such strikes are having on his country. Mr. Khan was involved in legal proceedings against the Pakastani Government concerning its failure to investigate the deaths of his son and brother in drone strikes.
Ms.Corrigan Maguire said:
‘I appeal the Prime Minster and Government to act immediate to secure the safety and release of Mr. Khan. His family and many of us are deeply concerned for his safety. He and his family have suffered much and since the loss of his son and his brother, by drone strikes, Mr. Khan, has been peacefully asking for an investigation into these murders by drones. Mr. Khan is a man of peace and as such deserves the respect and protection by his government and to be given his right to an investigation as he has requested. He also should be allowed his freedom of speech and to travel, all guaranteed rights under international law. ‘

Mairead Corrigan Maguire
Nobel Peace Laureate
www.peacepeople.com
10th February, 2014.

author by Justin Morahanpublication date Tue Feb 11, 2014 01:40Report this post to the editors

Mr Khan's lawyer has issued habeas corpus proceedings which have been accepted by the High Court in Lahore. The court has ordered the police to present Mr Khan by 12 February

author by Justin Morahanpublication date Sat Feb 15, 2014 23:17Report this post to the editors

Kareem Khan was not presented to the Lahore Court by his kidnappers on 12 February. Instead, on 13 February, he was flung blindfolded from a van to the side of a road and ordered not to report on his treatment during his detention. Kareem said he was not afraid to speak and flew with a delegation of friends to Germany on Friday night. He will speak to parliamentarians in Germany, the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands. He reported that he had been tortured by his captors.

Two parliamentarians in Ireland had promised to work towards his release. They were among a group of about twenty to whom I had written about Kareem. They are: TD Clare Daly and Senator David Norris.

Related Link: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/15/world/asia/pakistan-d...vist/
 
© 2001-2016 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy