Pakistan anti-drone romantic Kareem Khan liberated after abduction

Pakistan anti-drone romantic Kareem Khan liberated after abduction

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(CNN) — An anti-drone romantic and publisher from Pakistan has been released, some-more than a week after he was abducted from his home in Rawalpindi.

Kareem Khan told reporters Friday how he was abducted by armed group who showed adult during his family’s home in a early hours of Feb 5, and afterwards tortured him while he was in captivity.

Khan, from a genealogical area of North Waziristan, mislaid his son and hermit to a 2009 CIA worker strike, and had been set to transport to Europe to accommodate with parliamentarians when he disappeared, counsel Shazad Akbar pronounced in a news release.

He was also concerned in authorised record opposite a Pakistani military concerning their disaster to examine a murdering of his relatives.

At a news discussion hold usually hours after he was freed, Khan told how between 18 and 20 armed group kidnapped him from his home.

“The group banged during a residence door, pennyless a close and barged in,” he said. “They hold guns to me and my family and told us to put a hands up. Took me to a car, handcuffed me, blindfolded me and gathering off.

“My eyes still harm from a narrowing of a blindfold. My temples, eyes and front are all in pain since of how parsimonious a blindfold was. My feet were constantly shackled and my feet were constantly handcuffed.”

‘Hung upside down’

Khan pronounced he was not means to pinpoint where he was taken, nor who his abductors were. The stage of his woe was an subterraneous room, he said.

“They abused me regulating coarse expletives. Hung me upside down and sat on me while one other chairman kick my feet,” he said.

He could hear other people while he was in a woe cell, he said.

Khan pronounced his questioners “didn’t discuss drones, didn’t discuss my family. Only asked me about some names we couldn’t commend and what tie we had to them.

“I could not tell if my captors were from a comprehension agencies, they were from all ethnicities and did not give divided anything that could brand them.”

Khan pronounced he had been told not to pronounce to a media though that he was unafraid.

“I brought my children to a city of Rawalpindi from Waziristan to yield reserve to them though now we don’t feel protected anywhere,” he said.

“I am going to Europe to prominence how my people are being abused by worker strikes. Our brothers and children are pacific adults who are being targeted. We are not terrorists that are being killed.”

Charity: Serious questions to answer

Reprieve, a UK-based gift that provides authorised support to prisoners incompetent to compensate for it themselves, pronounced Khan intends still to go forward with his outing to Europe this week. He was due to pronounce with German, Dutch and British parliamentarians about his personal knowledge of worker strikes.

Reprieve authorised executive Kat Craig pronounced it was a “huge relief” that Khan had been freed, nonetheless his indignity was deeply concerning.

“No one should have to humour as he and his family have finished for simply perplexing to get to a law about a deaths of their desired ones,” she said. “Serious questions sojourn for a Pakistani supervision on how this was authorised to happen.”

Khan spoke to CNN in Dec 2010 about a airstrike a year progressing that had targeted his home in Machikhel, a encampment in North Waziristan.

Khan pronounced a missiles killed his 35-year-old brother, a clergyman with a master’s grade in English literature; his 18-year-old son, and several others.

He filed a $500 million lawsuit opposite a U.S. government.

CNN’s Chandrika Narayan and Saleem Mehsud contributed to this report.



Article source: http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/15/world/asia/pakistan-drone-activist/