This report was written by Vikram Parekh, researcher with the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch, based on research conducted by Hasan Mujtaba, a consultant to Human Rights Watch.
The report was edited by Joe Saunders, deputy director of the Asia division of Human Rights Watch, Smita Narula, senior researcher with the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch, and Karin Deutsch-Karlekar, a consultant to Human Rights Watch. Production assistance was provided by Michael Bochenek, counsel to Human Rights Watch, Adam Bassine and Liz Weiss, associates with the Asia division of Human Rights Watch, and Sahr MuhammedAlly.
We are grateful to all those in Pakistan who spoke with us about individual cases, and to the journalists, NGO representatives, and others in Pakistan who assisted us in gathering documention for this report.
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Its Asia division was established in 1985 to monitor and promote the observance of internationally recognized human rights in Asia. Sidney Jones is the executive director; Mike Jendrzejczyk is the Washington director; Joe Saunders is the deputy director; Jeannine Guthrie is NGO liason; Smita Narula is senior researcher; Sara Colm, Vikram Parekh, Gary Risser, and Jan van der Made are researchers; Mickey Spiegel is a research consultant; Liz Weiss and Adam Bassine are associates. Andrew J. Nathan is chair of the advisory committee and Orville Schell is vice chair.
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