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India court frees Kashmir rights activist Khurram Parvez

SRINAGAR, INDIAN-OCCUPIED KASHMIR: Authorities in Indian-Occupied Kashmir on Wednesday freed a prominent rights activist, who had been detained for two and a half months, after a court ruled his arrest was illegal. Khurram Parvez, 39, was released from prison nearly a week after a court in Srinagar ordered him freed, saying that authorities had abused their powers and arrested him arbitrarily. "Khurram Parvez was formally released from police custody... He was set at liberty after 76 days of incarceration, following…

India must release Kashmiri activist Khurram Parvez: UNHRC

GENEVA: The Indian government must immediately release prominent Kashmiri human rights activist Khurram Parvez arrested last month on charges of involvement in activities against the public order, a group of United Nations experts urged on Wednesday. Khurram Parvez, 39, coordinator of the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCSS) has long campaigned against human rights violations committed by state forces in  Indian-Occupied Kashmir. In a statement issued by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights…