Freed Pakistani activist was tortured

This week, Waqass Goraya, a human rights activist in Pakistan, told reporters that after he was kidnapped in early January, he was tortured repeatedly. Waqass at once stage believed that his captors were going to torture him until he died as he was critical of the government. Waqass was one of five human rights activists that were abducted by unknown armed persons in early January. It is widely assumed that the abductors were connected to the Government. Unfortunately, critics of the Pakistani government and of other powerful groups routinely get attacked via legal, or extra-legal means.