Ending Impunity for Pakistan’s Security Forces

July 5, 2011

Ending Impunity for Pakistan’s Security Forces
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Pakistan’s military intelligence agency, the ISI, is facing mounting allegations of involvement in the murder of journalist Saleem Shehzad. Pakistan’s security forces have long committed human rights abuses with impunity, says Ali Dayan Hasan of the Human Rights Watch. He says the civilian government must assert its authority over the military to put a stop to such abuses and for greater democratization.

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