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Idris Khattak

Idris Khattak


On 13 November 2019, a group of four plain-clothed men intercepted Idris Khattak’s car near the Swabi Interchange of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Idris Khattak is a Pakistani human rights defender. His work includes documenting and advocating against a range of human rights violations in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas in Pakistan.

Pakistan’s record of impunity has emboldened hostile actors and fostered an increasingly violent climate for HRDs, who face high risks including killing, arbitrary arrest and detention, abduction and kidnapping, surveillance, threats and judicial harassment.