Prominent Pakistani rights activist Manzoor Pashteen arrested

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Manzoor Pashteen, leader of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement, was taken into custody in northwestern city of Peshawar.


Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistani police say they have arrested prominent rights activist Manzoor Pashteen, the leader of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM), which is known for its strident criticism of the country’s powerful military for alleged enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings.


Pashteen was arrested late on Sunday from the Shaheen Town area of the northwestern city of Peshawar, police official Nabibul Khan told Al Jazeera.


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