Phoenix DSA Statement Supporting Amar Fayaz
Amar Fayaz, an active member of the Progressive Youth Alliance Pakistan, was abducted on November 8, 2020, by state security services and police.
His whereabouts are unknown by his family and friends.
On November 8th at around 1:30 a.m., men in two security services vehicles along with three police cars, abducted comrade Amar Fayaz in Jamshoro, Sindh. He was sitting near the gate of Liaqat Medical University in Jamshoro when this incident happened. No one has any information about his whereabouts since this time — not even his wife or family.
Fayaz has been affiliated with Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA) for some years and is involved in the struggle for free education for all, restoration of student unions and employment for all. Protests are occurring across Pakistan, and activists and students are demanding the release of Amar Fayaz.
Phoenix DSA believes that:
The lives of Amar Fayaz and many others who have been abducted in different parts of the country are hanging in the balance in Pakistan.
In many cases before this, victims of the Rangers (a paramilitary force operating under the authority of the Pakistani Ministry of the Interior) have been severely tortured during confinement, and many have lost their lives.
The recent wave of repression is so widespread that, apart from left-wing activists and political workers, anyone criticizing the state is being abducted and tortured.
In solidarity with international activists, Phoenix DSA demands the Pakistani government immediately release Amar Fayaz and all activists disappeared by the state, and that if there is any criminal case against Amar Fayaz, it immediately be presented publicly in a court of law.
Phoenix DSA further demands an immediate end to the forced disappearance of people in Pakistan by security agencies.
For more information, or to sign the petition yourself, visit https://pakistansolidarity.org/amar-fayaz-international...