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We demand the release of Kashmiri human rights activist Khurram Parvez.
Parvez was arrested on 22 November under India’s draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. His organisation, the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition for Civil Society, has a long record exposing human rights abuses by the state and others, including extra-judicial executions, disappearances, use of landmines, torture and sexual violence. In the last two years, since the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s autonomy, its work has been made much, much more difficult.
The World Organisation Against Torture says it is “deeply concerned about the high risk of torture while [Parvez is] in custody”.
We stand in solidarity with the struggle for human rights and democracy in Kashmir and across India. We call for the immediate release of Khurram Parvez and other jailed human rights defenders in Kashmir.