KCEU launches move for release of HR defender Khurram Parvez

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The Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU) has launched a broader campaign for early release of noted Kashmiri human right defender, Khurram Parvez, who is in Indian custody these days.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the KCEU Chairman, Ali Raza Syed, addressing a roundtable conference held at the European Press Club in Brussels said, Khurram Parvez is a humble activist, an intellectual and a brave human rights defender acknowledged and respected by the inter-national community and human rights champions across the world.

The roundtable conference was also attended by Member of European Parliament (MEP), Mr Lars Patrick Berg, European human right activists, Euro-pean intellectuals and European journalists.

Ali Raza Syed, who recently wrote a letter to various European authorities asking them to put pressure on the Indian government for early release of Khurram Parvez, said, “Our move for early re-lease of Khurram Parvez will be run in all 27 coun-tries of European Union.” He said Khurram Parvez is internationally famous person due to his work on human rights and he received many awards, includ-ing Reebok Human Rights award in 2006 for his highly regarded work.

The KCEU Chairman maintained that Khuram Parvez always raised the issues of human rights of the people of Kashmir, witnessing lost of many lives, depriving the hundreds of the innocent people from their eyes through use of pellet guns by the Indian forces, arbitrary arrests, muzzling of media, imprisonment of literarily entire political class, dis-appearances of youth.—KMS

 

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