Petition to the Government of Canada
Amar Fayaz, a Progressive Youth Alliance activist in Pakistan, was taken into custody by Pakistani security services on November 8, 2020, outside Liaqat Medical University in Jamshoro, and still has not reappeared;
Amar Fayaz’s family, wife and daughter have not been made aware of his location;
No charges have been brought against Amar Fayaz in a public court;
Amnesty International and other organisations haved reported that enforced disappearances, extra-judicial killings, violence against women, media censorship and the harassment of ethnic and religious minorities continue to take place in Pakistan; and
Guaranteeing the political and democratic rights of all people, regardless of where they live, is of fundamental importance in upholding human dignity and the inalienable nature of human rights.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
- condemn the disappearances of activists in Pakistan and the abduction of Amar Fayaz;
- send representatives to address the Pakistani Government and to demand that Amar Fayaz be released or formally bring charges against him; and
- demand that the Pakistani government uphold the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.