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The whereabouts of Muhammad Idris Khattak, a 56-year-old Pakistani father, human rights defender and independent researcher, remain unknown since he was forcibly disappeared by men in plain clothes on 13 November 2019.
Muhammad Idris Khattak is a human rights defender and former consultant with Amnesty International. As an independent researcher, he has documented human rights violations faced by people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
The health of Idris Khattak is at even greater risk during the COVID-19 outbreak for two reasons: the conditions of his detention remain unknown and he is a patient of diabetes requiring daily medication. With no information about his fate for six months, his daughters Shumaisa and Talia fear that Idris Khattak is at real risk of torture or ill-treatment and are terrified that the worst has happened to their father.