akistan has urged the European Union to seek the immediate release of the Asiya Andrabi, who has been imprisoned in Tihar Jail.
In a letter addressed to the chairs of the political groups in the European Parliament as well as the EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Pakistan’s envoy to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg, Ambassador Zaheer A Janjua urged the EU to play its role in stopping the imminent risk of Andrabi’s conviction by a court on January 18, 2020.
In his letter, Janjua reportedly underscored that Andrabi has been subjected to physical and psychological torture in jail, including solitary confinement. He wrote that despite her deteriorating health conditions and the reported outbreak of the COVID-19 in the jail, she is still incarcerated under sub-human conditions where she awaits the imminent conviction.
Janjua emphasised that Pakistan — together with the UN, OIC, and Amnesty International — has highlighted multiple human rights violations of Kashmiri people.
He as per the Geo called upon the EU to raise its voice to convince India to drop all cases against Andrabi, her husband and associates, and pave the way for their immediate release.