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from amnestyinternational: Human rights defender Saeed Baloch was arrested in Karachi on 16 January by members of the Rangers, Pakistanís paramilitary police force. Following national and international pressure, he was presented in court on 26 January. The Rangers claimed he had only been arrested on 25 January. He has been placed under a preventative detention order for three months under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

from notanotherillegalarrest.wordpress.com: We condemn the arrest of Saeed Baloch, General Secretary of the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum by paramilitary forces in Karachi and calls for his immediate release. Saeed Baloch is a veteran activist, NGO Forum on ADB member, former Alternate International Committee Member and campaigner for fishermenís rights in Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum.

Even though there has been no evidence produced against him in any court, he is now detained for up to three months without charge under the wide powers granted to the Rangers in Sindh under the Anti-Terrorism Act. We stand in solidarity with the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum and vehemently demands the immediate release of Saeed Baloch.

With Saeedís arrest we are once again reminded of the immediate risks of crude National Laws which are forever shrinking the space of Civil Society voices across Asia. We urge all Forum members, activists and global civil society community to express their voice in demanding the release of Saeed from all fronts. Saeed Baloch has been an ardent advocate for climate justice, water conservation and environmental protection and an outspoken opponent of coal and nuclear energy. In particular, he has also spoken out recently against the construction of two nuclear power plants on the outskirts of Karachi, a development that scientists say could pose grave and potentially-catastrophic risks to the citizens and environment of the city.

The Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum is one of the very few peopleís movements in the country that have effectively organized indigenous and local communities against the elitist and unjust policies of the state. Over time the PFF has developed into a powerful movement and political force to protect the socioeconomic and political rights of the indigenous fisherfolk communities in Pakistan, which has also routinely challenged the government and paramilitary authorities in Sindh.

We stand in solidarity with the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum and demands the immediate release of Saeed Baloch as well as an end to the targeting of political and social activists and workers under the guise of anti-terror operations...


TO HELP SAEED PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION HERE https://goo.gl/eMvwmE; amnesty petition; International Peasant's Movement
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