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Siddique Eido

Siddique Eido

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)

Siddique Eido was a member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) in Balochistan province. HRCP was founded in 1986 to provide an informed and independent voice in the struggle for human rights in Pakistan. Siddique Eido was abducted on 21 December 2010, while travelling back from a court appearance in Gwadar, and his body was found in April 2011.

Pakistan is one of the most challenging countries in the region for human rights defenders, who face high risks including killing, arbitrary arrest and detention, abduction and kidnapping, surveillance, threats and judicial harassment. Many HRDs have had their offices attacked or burnt down and their colleagues killed.