Justice and Freedom for Huma Younus

Justice and Freedom for Huma Younus

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For many, these are just words. For others, they represent a human rights abuse. For Younas Masih and his wife, Nagina (pictured), these words are their waking nightmare.

On October 10, 2019, the couple’s 14-year-old daughter, Huma, was abducted from their home in Karachi, Pakistan. Days later, Huma’s parents were informed that she had “converted” to Islam, and “married” her abductor, Abdul Jabbar. Since then, Younas and Nagina have waged an uphill battle against Jabbar and Pakistan’s biased legal system to recover their missing daughter.

“We hired Abdul Jabbar as a driver (last year) to do regular pickups and drop-offs for the family,” Younas told ICC.

Then, on October 10, while Younas and Nagina were away at work, Jabbar abducted Huma.

According to Roma, Huma’s 12-year-old sister, Jabbar told Huma that their father had been in a car accident and she needed to come with him immediately. Suspicious, Huma said she would call her father to see if he was OK before departing. Jabbar then dragged Huma out into the street, forced her into his car, and drove away. According to neighbors who wit­nessed the abduction, Jabbar was brandishing a gun at the time.

After months of delay, the Sindh High Court in Karachi finally reached its first of many decisions regarding Huma’s case. On February 3, judges Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro and Irshad Ali Shah ruled that the marriage between Huma and Jabbar was valid because she had already had her first menstrual cycle.

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