Take Action for Human Rights

Demand Pakistan authorities release Idris immediately and unconditionally



Idris Khattak is a human rights defender and Pakistan’s expert on enforced disappearances. He’s spent years documenting them for Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. But in November 2019, Idris, too, disappeared.

After his daughter, Talia, bravely publicly called for her father’s release, the authorities admitted they had him in their custody and would be charged under the Official Secrets Act. Now Idris could be charged with espionage, which could mean 14 years in jail or a death sentence. To this day, the government has not disclosed his location.

Take Action: Tell the Ambassador of Pakistan to release Idris who remains imprisoned for his human rights work to document enforced disappearances.

Asad Majeed Khan
Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan