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Pakistan Sentences Rights Defender to 14 Years in Prison

By Human Rights Watch
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A military court in Pakistan has reportedly sentenced human rights defender and political activist Idris Khattak to 14 years’ “rigorous imprisonment” on charges of espionage after anonymous sources claimed he had provided sensitive information to a “foreign intelligence agency.” Click to expand Image Idris Khattak.  © Twitter/ @IdrisKhattak Khattak, 57, was taken into custody on November 13, 2019, when armed men intercepted his car near Swabi, in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. He has since been held incommunicado. On November 24, Khattak’s family filed a petition in the…

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