Asian HR body demands UN probe into detention of Pakistani woman at US base

July 25th, 2008 - 10:54 am ICT by ANI  

Lahore , July 25 (ANI): The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has reportedly urged the United Nations to investigate the alleged detention of a Pakistani national Dr Afia Sadeeqi at a US military base in Afghanistan for the past five years.

The human rights body said that it feared that Sadeeqi, who went missing along with her children five years ago from Karachi , was being detained at a US prison in Bagram.

Accused of being a member of Al Qaeda and masterminding terrorist attacks in the US , Dr Sadeeqi is wanted by several US investigation agencies. Both Pakistani and US intelligence agencies had confirmed her arrest soon after her disappearance, but since then, the government has been denying any knowledge of her whereabouts, reported the Daily Times.

Based on information received from various sources, the AHCR has prepared a report depicting the poor conditions she faces in jail. (ANI)

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