World rights bodies call for release of Khurram Parvez
International Lawyers Rights Watch, Canada, Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists have called for the immediate and unconditional release from 'arbitrary detention' of human rights defender Khurram Parvez, a spokesman of JKCCS said on Wednesday.
Parvez, an internationally known human rights activist, was prevented from travelling to Geneva to attend the 33rd Session of the Human Rights Council on September 14, later on arrested on September 16 from his home here and remains in custody since then.
"A court order made on September 20 directed his immediate release; however, instead of releasing him authorities in the State rearrested and detained him under the Public Safety Act which fails to meet international human rights standards. His continued detention contravenes India's international law human rights obligations," the spokesman of Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society said.