Posted by: Editor | May 2, 2012

UK Human Rights and Democracy Report 2011 Expresses Concern on Hazara Killings

Foreign Secretary William Hague has launched Human Rights and Democracy: The 2011 Foreign & Commonwealth Report on Monday, April 30. The report is a comprehensive look at the human rights work of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) around the world in 2011.

Pakistan remains among the countries of “serious concern”. The report mentions Hazara killings and says,

In particular, we are concerned about targeted attacks on the Hazara population in Balochistan in the second half of 2011 and the Ahmadi community in Pakistan.
The High Commission in Islamabad and the FCO in London has held meetings with representatives from the Christian, Ahmadi and Hazara communities to hear of the persecution that they face, and has had regular engagement with the Ministry of Human Rights and civil society groups engaged in promoting religious tolerance and dialogue, many of whom have received death threats.
Read the full report in PDF here. Read British Foreign Secretary William Hagues speech at the launch of the report.

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