Pakistani Rights Activist's Home Ransacked; Laptops, Travel Documents Taken
The break-in happened while the family was away on vacation. Activist and journalist Marvi Sirmed's husband says she learned about the incident upon returning home on Thursday.
Activist and journalist Marvi Sirmed's husband says she learned about the incident upon returning home on Thursday (Facebook)
The break-in happened while the family was away on vacation. Activist and journalist Marvi Sirmed's husband says she learned about the incident upon returning home on Thursday. The husband, Sirmed Manzoor, says no other valuables were taken.
Extremely disturbing. @dailytimespak correspondent & staff writer @marvisirmed’s home in #Islamabad was ransacked while she & her hubby @sirmedmanzoor were away for Eid holidays. Everything scanned but only laptops,1 smartphone & travel docs taken by the ‘thieves’. #ruleoflaw pic.twitter.com/biO1vzdIMx— Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) June 21, 2018
Manzoor would not speculate who was behind the break-in but Sirmed has been on the radar of the country's intelligence service for promoting friendly ties with neighboring India. She has also been vocal in her criticism of militant groups.
The incident raises concerns it's part of heavy handed crackdown by the military and the secret service on rights defenders and journalists.
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