Mar 2, 2008

ANAA raises fund for release of Dr. Safdar Sarki

ANAA will be raising fund for release of Safdar Sarki's.

Case of Safdar Sarki (Website) is well known in US community. He was allegedly picked up by intelligence agencies from Karachi in Feb 2006. His children have suffered enough and now is the time to release him without any further delay. Cowasjee on Sarki (March 2006)(July 2006).

Amnesty writes that The Constitution of Pakistan states that "No person shall be deprived of life and liberty save in accordance with law" (Article 9). Under Article 10, every detainee must be brought before a magistrate within 24 hours of arrest. The detention of Dr Sarki, if carried out by the security forces, is a clear violation of these requirements.(Full report)

Report from Asian Human Right Commission (Click here)

ANAA decided to help Safdar Sarki as this is a blatant human right violation by government of Pakistan. Safdar is one of the many that are missing in Pakistan. Nation's editorial rightly reminded that in functional democracy this should have never happened and secondly, in the current circumstances when the SC is convinced that intelligence agencies were detaining them and issued injunctions for their release, they ought not to demur. (Full Editorial)

This is great human right tragedy as Rukhsana, Safdar's wife, wrote to ANAA, "Currently, I am living in Yuba City in California with my two teenagesons and we are going through very rough time emotionally and financially. However, despite all the adversaries, it had become necessary to hire an American Lawyer."

Please donate generously as 100% of money collected will go directly for the legal fees of the American lawyer. Please consider donating even a small token of $5-10 shows our love for rule of law and commitment to voiceless.

Please make checks payable to ANAA and write "Safdar Sarki legal fund" in memo. Send checks to:

P.O. Box 4324
Kingman, AZ 86402

For Online donation (Click here ) and please send an email to to advice that your donation is for "Sardar Sarki legal fund."

ANAA is a 501c(3) and all donations are tax deductible.

References on Dr. Sarki: NPR, NY Times

No comments: