Posts tagged ‘human rights organizations’

July 15, 2012

Ali Dayan Hasan (HRW Pakistan) recants statement against ISI

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Ali Dayan Hasan at IPSMM2012

The newly appointed Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence may have attained an understated and unsung victory for his intelligence agency considering the recent and highly surprising statement by Human Rights Watch‘s Pakistan head Ali Dayan Hasan that the ISI may not be involved in the Saleem Shahzad murder AT ALL!

Mr Hasan made this statement at the recently concluded India-Pakistan Social Media Mela held at a local hotel in Karachi.  He was invited as a speaker for the session titled ‘Negotiating complexity: human rights and social media.’

Apart from his condemnation of ‘trolls’ (read his notoriously egotistical irritation on being questioned by critics in general and Twitter activist @Laibaah1 Marri in particular) on social media, Mr Hasan said “My position and HRW position is clear. We never say that he was killed by the ISI. Who killed him has to be determined by an independent probe.” Could we be correct in considering this latest statement by Mr Hasan a recanting of the previous allegations that HRW has made, all but implicating the ISI in carrying out the Saleem Shahzad murder?

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December 10, 2011

You do not have the right to keep misrepresenting Shia massacres in Pakistan

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Systematic massacres of Shia Muslims remain equally ignored by Pakistani media and human rights groups.

Related posts: LUBP: Intellectual dishonesty in misrepresenting Shia massacres in Pakistan

Ahmadiyya Times: Activists slam rights organization statement as ’very weak,’ lacking integrity

Today, the first thing I received on Twitter was the following message from Amnesty International:

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Happy Human Rights Day!

Next I received a tweet which directed me to a Pakistani blogger Sana Saleem’s article titled “You do not have the right to remain silent” published in daily Dawn, to mark the celebration of human rights around the world.

The catchy title and the subject itself gave me hope that finally someone has decided to break Pakistan’s urban elite’s and media’s silence or

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November 26, 2011

Jalil Reki’s murder is a test case for rights champion Sherry Rehman – by Laibaah

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While elite media and human rights organizations are currently busy in projecting Sherry Rehman (Pakistan’s new Ambassador to the USA) as a champion of human rights in Pakistan, here is a first opportunity for Ambassador Rehman to demonstrate her commitment to human rights not only in Pakistan but also internationally.

A dead body that had been found dumped in the Aap Sar area of Turbat two days ago was identified on Thursday (24 Nov 2011) as being that of Baloch Republican Party (BRP) Central Informational Secretary Jalel Reki.

According to the victim’s father, Jalil Reki was whisked away on February 13, 2009, by a group of armed men

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November 24, 2011

Pakistan’s urban elitist liberals must not uncritically promote Sherry Rehman

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“My identity is that I am Pakistani and we are first class citizens here, no matter how pushed around we are.” – Sherry Rehman (interview with Huma Imtiaz in 2010)

Related posts: Some gems from Declan Walsh’s article promoting Sherry Rehman

Where Ansar Abbasi and Mosharraf Zaidi converge: “PPP killed Sherry Rehman’s bill”

Adil Najam and his pseudo-liberals’ outpouring of sympathy for Sherry Rehman – by Sarah Khan

I was shocked but not surprised to see a swift somersault in Pakistan’s urban elite’s discourse on Twitter on 23 November 2011 in the aftermath of Prime Minister Gilani’s decision to replace Ambassador Husain Haqqani with

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October 22, 2011

To Ali Dayan: You could have named me, dude!

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Here is how Ali Dayan Hasan of Human Rights Watch refers to and condemns me in his interview with Global Observatory. You could have named me, dude!

Interview with Ali Dayan Hasan, Pakistan Director, Human Rights Watch
October 20, 2011

Interestingly, Ali Dayan is all praise for social media in Arab Middle East but is a bit concerned about its misuse in Pakistan.


AW: Moving on to a different type of media, what role do you see

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October 15, 2011

Deafening Silence on Minorities’ Massacres in Pakistan – by Haider Karrar

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In a speech to the New Delhi press club on July 14, 1947, the founder of Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah said:

“Minorities, to whichever community they may belong, will be safeguarded. Their religion, faith or belief will be secure. There will be no interference of any kind with their freedom of worship. They will have their protection with regard to their religion, faith, their life and their culture. They will be, in all respects, the citizens of Pakistan without any distinction of caste and creed”

Mr. Jinnah forcefully defended the rights of the minorities to be protected and have their belief respected.

In today’s Pakistan we have forgotten the basis on which the new state of Pakistan was founded. Religious

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October 14, 2011

AHRC report on Balochistan is a slap on the face of Pakistan army and its apologists – by Laibaah

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Asian Human Rights Commission has issued a comprehensive statement on the state of Baloch genocide in Pakistan which is currently being carried out by Pakistan army, its various sub-organizations and agencies (FC, ISI, MI etc) as well as jihadi proxy organizations (LeJ, SSP, Jundullah, TTP etc).

In short, Pakistan army has extra-judicially killed more than 200 disappeared persons in Balochistan between August 2010 and October 2011. The federal and provincial governments have played an ugly role in the entire episode acting as either mere spectators or worse, as enablers of such illegal killings by repeating and reinforcing the

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October 13, 2011

Riaz Malik Hajjaji Leaks: Pakistan’s Islamopatriot Alliance (PIA)

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Dear readers,

Welcome to my leaks. Yes, I leak….. good information.

Recently, I intercepted this sketch (made by Syed Ali Asghar Rafzi Sabai Irani) that was being circulated by the anti-Taliban liberal fascists!

It is a sketch of human rights activist Wali Jayan, Muslim rights activist Falak Miswaak and their true leaders and supporters, the generals and the judges who have saved Pakistan.

While liberal fascists were trying to malign these Islamopatriots and were trying to subscribe a sinister

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October 8, 2011

Urban liberal elites of Pakistan harass HDP activist Saleem Javed – by Nasir Changezi

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This post is useful to understand the politics of blocking and unblocking on Twitter.

As a Shia Hazara activist, it was painful for me to observe on 2-7 October 2011 how certain urban “liberal” elites in Pakistani media and civil society (namely Ali Dayan Hasan, Raza Rumi and Marvi Sirmed) collectively harassed a Hazara activist (a propagandist of Abdul Khaliq Hazara’s Hazara Democratic Party HDP), M. Saleem Javed, forcing him to mend his ways and discourse consistent with their own narratives.

Please read the following conversation from bottom to top in order to see how urban fake liberals were able to harass and bring an impressionable Hazara activist in line with their own discourse.

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Call it a ‘Kufi Shia sellout’ or whatever you want. I’m still thankful to @AliDayan for producing a balanced report on Hazara genocide.
6 Oct Favorite Retweet Reply

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Bravo! RT @AliDayan: “The targeted killings of Shia R a barbaric attempt at sectarian & ethnic cleansing”says @HRW

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September 29, 2011

Why Pakistan’s Shiites are worried to death – by Leela Jacinto (France24)

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With barely a month going by without a sectarian attack, Pakistan’s Shiite minority is now a terrified community. But are the Pakistani state and the all-powerful military to blame?

Editor’s note: Lately there is some evidence that Pakistan Blogzine’s advocacy for Pakistani Shia Muslims (the most target killed faith group in the country) is receiving some attention in Pakistani and international media. Two weeks ago Sadanand Dhume wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal on the plight of Pakistani Shias referring to the online petition on Shia killings which was initiated by Pakistan Blogzine. Today, Leela Jacinto of France24 has written an excellent article which refers to the Pakistan Blogzine’s article that criticized HRCP’s weak statement on Shia killings. There is another important piece on Shia killings in today’s Dawn by I.A.Rehman in which he notes: “Many instances of collusion between sectarian killers and

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September 25, 2011

Amnesty’s statement masks the role of the Deep State in Shia massacres in Pakistan

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Amnesty's report fails to identify the role of the Deep State in Shia massacres in Pakistan.

It was amusing as well as educating to see how some urban (seemingly) liberal Pakistani tweeps and media persons uncritically recycled and reported the Amnesty and HRCP’s recent statements on the systematic and ongoing Shia massacres in Pakistan.

While I have already expressed my fellow activists’ and my views on the HRCP’s statement, the aim of this post is to analyze the Amnesty International’s recent statement.

I have now had a chance to read the Amnesty’s statement (21 September 2011) on Shia Massacres in Pakistan.

Here are some comments.

1. The Amnesty’s statement misrepresents the ongoing Shia massacres by the TTP-SSP-LeJ proxies of the Deep State (army-ISI) as ‘sectarian violence’ between Sunni and Shia, a routine law and order issue. Amnesty states: “Continued failure to address sectarian violence will only exacerbate

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September 25, 2011

‘It’s totally democratic to block Laibaah, the Darth Vader of the Twitterverse’ – says Ali Dayan Hasan

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Related post: Fourth suspension of Laibaah’s Twitter account – by Almadar Mengal

Some apologists or affiliates of the Deep State are currently trying to get my twitter account suspended. They did it thrice before. For example: and also:

Unfortunately this time the mafia active to get my Twitter account banned is led by none else than Ali Dayan Hasan, the controversial director of HRW in

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September 22, 2011

An open letter to Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of HRW: A call for help from Pakistan

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 The following is an exact copy-paste of the ad hominem, straw man and abuses which were showered at me by Mr. Ali Dayan Hasan, Director of Human Rights Watch, Pakistan, on Thursday, 22 September 2011 in full public sight. What was my crime? I had written the following critical post: : Pakistani Shias, rights activists reject HRCP’s statement on Shia killings in Pakistan.

In summary, the following was my criticism of the HRCP statement in

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September 21, 2011

Laibaah, the liberal fascist, must refrain from attacking human rights defenders – by Ali Dayan and Beena Sarwar

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Hazara Shias are preparing to bury their loved ones massacred by SSP-TTP proxies of the Deep State in Mastung.

Editor’s note: In the light of some feedback received from various activists within and outside Pakistan, I wrote a brief, critical post on HRCP’s statement on the massacre of 30 Shias in Mastung. Apparently, my post was hugely disliked by some leading champions of human rights including Ali Dayan Hasan (HRW), Beena Sarwar (CFD) and Raza Rumi (PTH/TFT). Beena called me a liberal

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September 11, 2011

A humble request to Mustafa Qadri (Amnesty) and Ali Dayan Hasan (HRW)

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Related posts: Appeal to HRW, Amnesty, HRCP: Don’t ignore or misrepresent Shia genocide in Pakistan

Resources on Shia genocide in Pakistan

SOS from Hazara Shias of Quetta

SOS from Toori Shias of Parachinar

SOS from Saraiki Shias of D.I.Khan


Mustafa Qadri and Ali Dayan Hasan are two highly respected gentlemen because of their services to human rights in

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