Urgent Action outcome: Emirati authorities unlawfully deport Pakistani national

On 22 June 2019, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) forcibly returned Rashid Hussain Brohi to Pakistan. Emirati security forces had taken him into custody on 27 October 2019 without an explanation. They held him incommunicado for seven months. Prior to moving to the UAE, Rashid was an activist in the Baloch National Movement in Pakistan. The deportation places his life in danger in Pakistan, due to his ethnicity, and is therefore an unlawful forced return.

Amnesty International had issued an Urgent Action on behalf of Rashid Hussain Brohi calling on the Emirati authorities to reveal Rashid Hussain’s whereabouts and ensure that refoulment contrary to international law does not occur. Amnesty International will continue to monitor Rashid Hussain Brohi’s situation and will respond to developments as appropriate.

 

NO FURTHER ACTION IS REQUESTED FROM THE NETWORK. MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO SENT APPEALS.

 

This is the 1st and final update for UA 22/19 More information: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde25/9880/2019/en/

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