US blacklists Rao Anwar for 'serious human rights abuse' through fake police encounters

Siasi Jasoos

Minister (2k+ posts)


The United States on Tuesday blacklisted former Malir senior superintendent of police (SSP) Rao Anwar for engaging in "serious human rights abuse" by carrying out alleged fake police 'encounters' in which scores of individuals including Waziristan native Naqeebullah Mehsud were killed, the US Treasury Department said.

Anwar is among 18 individuals from six countries that the Trump administration has imposed economic sanctions on for suspected human rights violations. Two others have been banned from entering the US, including the former consul general of Saudi Arabia in Turkey for his alleged role in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Tuesday's announcement was made in connection with International Human Rights Day.

"During his tenure as the Senior Superintendent of Police in District Malir, Pakistan, Rao Anwar Khan (Anwar) was reportedly responsible for staging numerous fake police encounters in which individuals were killed by police, and was involved in over 190 police encounters that resulted in the deaths of over 400 people, including the murder of Naqeebullah Mehsood," the US Treasury said in a statement.

It said Anwar "helped to lead a network of police and criminal thugs that were allegedly responsible for extortion, land grabbing, narcotics, and murder".

According to the press release, the former Malir SSP has been designated "for being responsible for or complicit in, or having directly or indirectly engaged in, serious human rights abuse".

“The United States will not tolerate torture, kidnapping, sexual violence, murder or brutality against innocent civilians,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.

“America is the world leader in combatting human rights abuse and we will hold perpetrators and enablers accountable wherever they operate.”


Myanmar military leaders sanctioned

The Treasury also blacklisted four Myanmar military leaders, including the commander-in-chief, in the toughest action taken yet by Washington for alleged human rights abuses against the Rohingya and other minorities.

The sanctions targeted Commander-in-Chief of the Burmese military forces Min Aung Hlaing, Deputy Commander-in-Chief Soe Win, Than Oo, a leader of the 99th Light Infantry Division, and Aung Aung, a leader of the 33rd Light Infantry Division, the Treasury said.

The military in Myanmar has denied accusations of widespread abuses and says its actions were part of a fight against terrorism.

Some analysts and diplomats have tipped Min Aung Hlaing as a potential presidential candidate at the next election in 2020, when Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy is likely to face opposition from nationalists aligned with the military.

His political ambitions could be damaged by the sanctions, as well as an earlier US travel ban and Facebook's decision in August 2018 to remove the army chief's page that had been his main channel of communication with the public.

The latest sanctions freeze the US assets of the military leaders and prohibit Americans from doing business with them. They were previously barred in July from entering the United States.

The US also took action against a notorious militia in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Allied Democratic Forces, which is accused of massacring civilians in an apparent bid to stop them from joining the military. The Treasury Department slapped sanctions on the group's leader, Musa Baluku, as well as five other people accused of supporting the group.

Washington also imposed sanctions on five people over abuses in war-torn South Sudan and a militia commander in Libya.

The Treasury also designated one European — Slovak businessman Marian Kocner, who is accused of ordering the 2018 murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, who was probing high-level graft.

 
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Zaidi Qasim

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
Bongi Khan couldn't do it. This sob is a hero of Boots and they have used him to do their dirty work . They are trying to protect him in Pakistan and so the Bongi Khan never uttered a word about him . Bongi Khan is also very quite about missing persons. Another big claim before the election to bring all missing persons home ... Lanaat on this fake selected leader.
 

khan_11

Minister (2k+ posts)
This action by Trump is not enough till they blacklisted bloody zardari who was behind all encounters, one guy Shahid hayat and Rao Anwar was involved in killing of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto son Mir Murtaza , but no-one talk about even his own family Ghunwa ,Fatima are silent due to zardari he has had thousands of Rao Anwar in every police station of Sindh.
 

bhaibarood

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Bongi Khan couldn't do it. This sob is a hero of Boots and they have used him to do their dirty work . They are trying to protect him in Pakistan and so the Bongi Khan never uttered a word about him . Bongi Khan is also very quite about missing persons. Another big claim before the election to bring all missing persons home ... Lanaat on this fake selected leader.
How about blacklisting agencies generals who used Anwar Rao and provide him safe houses in islambad to hide from the courts?
 

Reason

Minister (2k+ posts)
So all the tears for missing persons, Aafia Siddiqui, march to waziristan was a big lie. Well, don't blame me, I knew Bongi Khan was putting on an act. This clown is only talk, and that's it.

I am amazed at the criteria used to select the DG ISI.
 

M Ali Khan

Minister (2k+ posts)
How about blacklisting agencies generals who used Anwar Rao and provide him safe houses in islambad to hide from the courts?
that they will never do, because unhi generals se iss mulk mein kaam nikalwaya jaata hai
So all the tears for missing persons, Aafia Siddiqui, march to waziristan was a big lie. Well, don't blame me, I knew Bongi Khan was putting on an act. This clown is only talk, and that's it.

I am amazed at the criteria used to select the DG ISI.
ISI should have been a totally separate agency having no input or control whatsoever from GHQ. The fact is that DG ISI has always been a serving 3 star general from Army, that naturally means they will rather be in good books with COAS than be separate and direct with PM as should be the case.

CIA director or Mossad head or even RAW head in India are direct with their President/Prime Minister as should be the case. Sure they cooperate with Armed Forces but they are NEVER subservient to them. Not the case in Pakistan.

Funny thing is, GHQ already has its own dedicated intelligence agency: MI. but wanting to monopolize all strategic intelligence and decision-making ensures Pak Army maintains complete control on Pak foreign and security policies at the full behest and connivance of our "allies" Amreeka and Cheen and Gulf sheikhs.
 

akinternational

Minister (2k+ posts)
ise zardari ke sath phansi di jai....lekin Pakistan men iss khabees qatil ko tamgha e jurra't award diya jaiga...islami inqelab hi sare masail ka hal hai
 

aneeskhan

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
He was hero like Gen Niazi, Kayani , Rizwan Akhter( Whose wife refused Canadian Visa)
He was well protected by Zardari n Nawaz Sharif as long he was killing Urdu speaking ,every night there was clapping for his bravery, only mistake he did he killed a non Urdu speaking so in trouble.
Actually all of you munafiqs. He would had been given best police officer if he would had not done that blunder overstepped his license to kill any Urdu speaking.
 
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