London: The London-based rights watchdog Amnesty International has confirmed receiving an appeal for the early release of illegally detained Kashmiri Hurriyat leader and Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Yaseen Malik, from continual detention, currently lodged in India’s infamous Tihar Jail.
In the appeal, Amnesty International has been urged to intervene immediately and advocate for the release of Yasin Malik.
The US-based Raja Muzaffar, Acting Chairman of JKLF and Director Board of South Asia Democracy Watch USA, while lodging an appeal to Amnesty International, in a message released to the media expressed deep concern over the prolonged detention of Yasin Malik.
Acknowledging Amnesty International’s steadfast commitment to promoting justice, protecting human rights, and advocating for prisoners of conscience, Raja Muzaffar said he believes that the organization is well-positioned to address Yasin Malik’s case.
“As a leading global human rights organization, Amnesty International has consistently demonstrated its dedication to championing justice and advocating for prisoners of conscience worldwide. By taking up Yasin Malik’s case, Amnesty International has an opportunity to significantly contribute to the promotion of human rights and the establishment of lasting peace in the region,” Raja Muzaffar said.
He urged the organization to use its influence and resources to bring attention to Yasin Malik’s plight and actively advocate for his immediate release. By doing so, the Amnesty International can play a vital role in facilitating dialogue, fostering peace, and upholding the principles of justice in Jammu and Kashmir, he added.
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