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Justice for Tanveer Ahmed and Shamim Khan
End Torture and Respect Civil and Political Rights in Azad Jammu Kashmir We the members of “Justice for Tanveer and Shamim Campaign" would like to inform you about some facts and background leading up to the arrest and detention of Tanveer Ahmed a British citizen of Kashmiri national origin and heritage and Shamim Khan a permanent resident of UK. The media reports at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/2013/04/130412_kashmir_arrests_rk.shtml and human rights activists informed family and friends of Tanveer and Shamim that they have been arrested on trumped-up charges of desecration of political parties’ publicity billboards and tortured in police custody. We strongly condemn this gross violation of civil, political and human rights. We are deeply disappointed and very concerned that these all violations of fundamental rights are happening under the watchful eyes of the local district administration. Further details are available at: https://www.facebook.com/Justice4TanveerandShamimCampaign We want an end to torture, humiliation and degrading treatment of detainees and prisoners in the police stations and prisons within Azad Jammu Kashmir. We call upon local administration to remove of all kinds of unauthorised publicity billboards to protect rural and urban countryside environment. These unregulated billboard advertisements have detrimental impact on the growth and development of flora and fauna. Moreover, these numerous personal political advertisements by supporters of a range of political parties along the country roadside are an antagonising eyesore and danger to public safety. Please take action now and sign the petition: Justice for Tanveer and Shamim.