Brüder in Foltergefahr

Die Brüder Abdullah und Ibrahim Mohamed El-Sharkawi sind seit ihrem mutmaßlichen Verschwindenlassen am 25. bzw. 29. Mai nicht mehr gesehen worden. Es besteht Anlass zu Befürchtungen, dass sie vom pakistanischen Geheimdienst in Gewahrsam gehalten werden und man sie foltern oder auf andere Weise misshandeln könnte.

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PREMIERMINISTER
Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani
Pakistan Secretariat, Constitution Avenue
Islamabad, PAKISTAN
(korrekte Anrede: Dear Prime Minister / Sehr geehrter Herr Premierminister)
Fax: (00 92) 51 9213780; (00 92) 51 9221596
E-Mail: secretary@cabinet.gov.pk

INNENMINISTER
Rehman Malik
Room 404, 4th Floor, R Block, Pakistan Secretariat
Islamabad, PAKISTAN
(korrekte Anrede: Dear Minister / Sehr geehrter Herr Minister)
Fax: (00 92) 51 9202624

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S.E. Herrn Shahid Ahmad Kamal
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SCHREIBEN SIE BITTE FAXE ODER LUFTPOSTBRIEFE MIT FOLGENDEN FORDERUNGEN

  • Mit großer Sorge habe ich über Amnesty International erfahren, dass Abdullah Ibrahim Mohamed El-Sharkawi und sein minderjähriger Bruder Ibrahim Mohamed El-Sharkawi offenbar willkürlich inhaftiert und seit dem 25. bzw. 29. Mai in geheimer Haft gehalten werden, wobei die Umstände darauf hindeuten, dass sie dem Verschwindenlassen zum Opfer gefallen sind.

  • Bitte leiten Sie umgehend Ermittlungen ein, um den Verbleib der beiden Brüder aufzuklären und bekannt zu machen, und stellen Sie sicher, dass Abdullah Ibrahim Mohamed El-Sharkawi und Ibrahim Mohamed El-Sharkawi Zugang zur ihrer Familie, Rechtsbeiständen ihrer Wahl und – falls erforderlich – medizinischer Behandlung erhalten. Stellen Sie bitte außerdem sicher, dass sie vor Folterungen und Misshandlungen geschützt werden.

  • Sollten die Brüder sich in Haft befinden, fordere ich ihre sofortige Freilassung, sofern man sie nicht umgehend in eine offizielle Hafteinrichtung verlegt und sie einer international als Straftat anerkannten Handlung anklagt und vor ein unabhängiges Gericht stellt. Im Fall von Ibrahim Mohamed El-Sharkawi muss sein Alter berücksichtigt und müssen die Standards des UN-Übereinkommens über die Rechte des Kindes eingehalten werden.

  • Stellen Sie bitte sicher, dass die für das Verschwindenlassen Verantwortlichen ermittelt und vor Gericht gestellt werden.

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  • Expressing concern that Abdullah and Ibrahim Mohamed El-Sharkawi, a minor, are feared to have been arbitrarily arrested and held in secret detention since 25 and 29 May in circumstances that amount to being subjected to enforced disappearance.

  • Urging the Pakistani authorities to immediately investigate and disclose the whereabouts of Ibrahim and Abdullah Mohamed Sharkawi, to ensure that both brothers have access to family, legal assistance of choice and any medical care they might require and to ensure that they are protected from torture or other ill-treatment.

  • Insisting the authorities release them immediately if they are held in their custody, unless they are transferred to an official place of detention and promptly charged with an internationally recognizable offence and remanded by an independent court, and in the case of Ibrahim Mohamed El-Sharkawi taking into account the needs of persons of his age and treating him according to standards enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  • Calling on the authorities to investigate and held into account those responsible for their enforced disappearance

[HINTERGRUNDINFORMATIONEN AUF ENGLISCH]

Following the disappearance of Abdullah and Ibrahim Mohamed El-Sharkawi, the family contacted a Pakistani NGO Defence of Human Rights and through them contacted various government officials inquiring into the alleged abductions of both brothers. They have filed missing person reports in police stations respectively in Islamabad and in Attock.

Since Pakistan became a key ally in the US-led "war on terror" in late 2001, hundreds, if not thousands of people, both Pakistani and foreign nationals have been subjected to enforced disappearances in Pakistan, and some were unlawfully detained in the Pakistani intelligence custody and subjected to "rendition" – they were unlawfully transferred to third countries where they were at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

Abdullah and Ibrahim’s father, Mohamed Abdel Rehim El-Sharkawi, and their older brother Abdel Rahman Mohamed El-Sharkawi were also previously victims of arbitrary detention and alleged torture by the Pakistan intelligence and security agencies. They were extradited to Egypt where they were allegedly further tortured.

Mohamed Abdel Rehim El-Sharkawi was arrested by Pakistani security forces in July or August 1994 along with a number of other men. In November 1994, Pakistan’s Advocate General ruled that he had committed no crime in Pakistan but that he should be kept in custody as he was being sought by the Egyptian government. In December 1994, the Egyptian authorities requested that he and five other Egyptian men should be extradited and charged them with terrorism-related offences. He mounted a legal challenge, asserting that as a Pakistani citizen he could not be extradited to Egypt, but before any court could rule on the matter he was extradited to Egypt by the Pakistani authorities on 26 May 1995. He was detained on arrival in Egypt, held incommunicado and allegedly tortured. He was then served with an administrative detention order, having been acquitted by an emergency court in Egypt. He remained held despite a number of court orders ordering his release until he was finally released on 17 March 2011. Amnesty International campaigned for Mohamed Abdel Rehim El-Sharkawi since 2007 until his recent release.

Mohamed Abdel Rehim El-Sharkawi lived in Egypt until 1988. While in Saudi Arabia for the Muslim pilgrimage, al-Hadj, he learned that Egyptian State Security Intelligence officers were at his home in Cairo waiting to arrest him. He decided not to return to Egypt, and went instead to Pakistan, where he married a Pakistani woman and had three more sons with her (Ibrahim was one of them). In 1989, his Egyptian wife and children joined him there and three years later he was granted Pakistani citizenship. In Pakistan he worked for the Kuwaiti Red Crescent and for an NGO active in Afghanistan, the Afghanistan Reconstruction Organization. As an electronic engineer he was responsible for the organization’s electronics department. He later established his own electronics shop in Hayatabad in Pakistan.

Hi son, Abdel Rahman Mohamed El-Sharkawi, Abdullah and Ibrahim’s older brother, was also arrested by the Pakistani intelligence agencies in 2004. He remained in their custody for 14 months during which time he was allegedly severely tortured including being hung by the wrists, beaten unconscious, electrocuted, and receiving threats against his family. He was extradited to Egypt in 2006 where he was further detained and tortured by the State Security Intelligence (SSI) until he was finally released in January 2006. He was rearrested again in 2008, detained incommunicado for two weeks and tortured.

Further to the above, another difficulty faced by the family in Pakistan is that although the father Mohamed Abdel Rehim El-Sharkawi was recognized as a Pakistani citizen and one of his wives was Pakistani, the rest of the family were struggling to obtain Pakistani citizenship and faced numerous complications in their daily life. Although the Peshawar High Court ruled in their favour in January 2010 and ordered the relevant authorities to issue the Pakistani identity cards to the family, the family is still waiting for their legal papers.

Sachlage

Abdullah Mohamed El-Sharkawi studiert Ingenieurwesen an der Universität der pakistanischen Hauptstadt Islamabad. Am 25. Mai verließ er um 18 Uhr sein Wohnheim, um etwas einzukaufen. Seitdem fehlt jede Spur von ihm. Während einer Pressekonferenz zum Verschwinden von Abdullah Mohamed El-Sharkawi am 27. Mai erhielt seine Mutter einen Anruf von ihrem jüngeren Sohn Ibrahim aus dem Haus der Familie in Attock in der Provinz Punjab. Er sagte am Telefon, dass Männer in Polizeiuniformen, die angaben, einer Polizeisondereinheit anzugehören, im Haus seien und ihn und seine Geschwister befragten.

Ibrahim Mohamed El-Sharkawi, der noch zur Schule geht, verschwand dann am 29. Mai, nachdem er das Haus seiner Familie verlassen hatte, um Lebensmittel einzukaufen. Als Ibrahim nicht nach Hause kam, ging einer seiner Brüder zu dem Lebensmittelgeschäft. Der Inhaber gab an beobachtet zu haben, wie etwa sieben Personen in Zivilkleidung, die in zwei Fahrzeugen vorgefahren waren, Ibrahim Mohamed El-Sharkawi verfolgt und in ein Fahrzeug gedrängt hätten. Dann seien sie mit ihm davongefahren. Er erklärte außerdem, dass er die beiden Autos über Nacht in der Nähe des Hauses der Familie geparkt gesehen habe.

Laut Angaben der Familie der beiden Brüder ist Abdullah Mohamed El-Sharkawi Student und Ibrahim Mohamed El-Sharkawi Schüler. Keiner von beiden habe Verbindungen zu politischen Bewegungen. Die Angehörigen befürchten, dass die Brüder vom pakistanischen Geheimdienst in Gewahrsam genommen wurden. Nachdem ihr Vater Mohamed Abdel Rehim El-Sharkawi im Jahr 1995 und ihr älterer Bruder Abdel Rahman Mohamed El-Sharkawi 2006 inhaftiert, gefoltert und nach Ägypten ausgeliefert wurden, fürchtet die Familie nun, dass auch Abdullah und Ibrahim Opfer des Verschwindenlassens geworden sind und gefoltert oder anderweitig misshandelt werden könnten. Da die Familienangehörigen nicht über gültige Ausweispapiere verfügen, sind sie zudem in besonderer Gefahr, willkürlich inhaftiert zu werden oder dem Verschwindenlassen zum Opfer zu fallen. Einige Familienmitglieder sind ägyptischer Herkunft, die übrigen wurden in Pakistan geboren. Dennoch haben alle Schwierigkeiten, die pakistanische Staatsangehörigkeit zu erhalten.

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  • Mit großer Sorge habe ich über Amnesty International erfahren, dass Abdullah Ibrahim Mohamed El-Sharkawi und sein minderjähriger Bruder Ibrahim Mohamed El-Sharkawi offenbar willkürlich inhaftiert und seit dem 25. bzw. 29. Mai in geheimer Haft gehalten werden, wobei die Umstände darauf hindeuten, dass sie dem Verschwindenlassen zum Opfer gefallen sind.

  • Bitte leiten Sie umgehend Ermittlungen ein, um den Verbleib der beiden Brüder aufzuklären und bekannt zu machen, und stellen Sie sicher, dass Abdullah Ibrahim Mohamed El-Sharkawi und Ibrahim Mohamed El-Sharkawi Zugang zur ihrer Familie, Rechtsbeiständen ihrer Wahl und – falls erforderlich – medizinischer Behandlung erhalten. Stellen Sie bitte außerdem sicher, dass sie vor Folterungen und Misshandlungen geschützt werden.

  • Sollten die Brüder sich in Haft befinden, fordere ich ihre sofortige Freilassung, sofern man sie nicht umgehend in eine offizielle Hafteinrichtung verlegt und sie einer international als Straftat anerkannten Handlung anklagt und vor ein unabhängiges Gericht stellt. Im Fall von Ibrahim Mohamed El-Sharkawi muss sein Alter berücksichtigt und müssen die Standards des UN-Übereinkommens über die Rechte des Kindes eingehalten werden.

  • Stellen Sie bitte sicher, dass die für das Verschwindenlassen Verantwortlichen ermittelt und vor Gericht gestellt werden.

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PREMIERMINISTER
Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani
Pakistan Secretariat, Constitution Avenue
Islamabad, PAKISTAN
(korrekte Anrede: Dear Prime Minister / Sehr geehrter Herr Premierminister)
Fax: (00 92) 51 9213780; (00 92) 51 9221596
E-Mail: secretary@cabinet.gov.pk

INNENMINISTER
Rehman Malik
Room 404, 4th Floor, R Block, Pakistan Secretariat
Islamabad, PAKISTAN
(korrekte Anrede: Dear Minister / Sehr geehrter Herr Minister)
Fax: (00 92) 51 9202624

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BOTSCHAFT DER ISLAMISCHEN REPUBLIK PAKISTAN
S.E. Herrn Shahid Ahmad Kamal
Schaperstr. 29, 10719 Berlin
Fax: 030-2124 4210
E-Mail: mail@pakemb.de

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  • Expressing concern that Abdullah and Ibrahim Mohamed El-Sharkawi, a minor, are feared to have been arbitrarily arrested and held in secret detention since 25 and 29 May in circumstances that amount to being subjected to enforced disappearance.

  • Urging the Pakistani authorities to immediately investigate and disclose the whereabouts of Ibrahim and Abdullah Mohamed Sharkawi, to ensure that both brothers have access to family, legal assistance of choice and any medical care they might require and to ensure that they are protected from torture or other ill-treatment.

  • Insisting the authorities release them immediately if they are held in their custody, unless they are transferred to an official place of detention and promptly charged with an internationally recognizable offence and remanded by an independent court, and in the case of Ibrahim Mohamed El-Sharkawi taking into account the needs of persons of his age and treating him according to standards enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  • Calling on the authorities to investigate and held into account those responsible for their enforced disappearance

[HINTERGRUNDINFORMATIONEN AUF ENGLISCH]

Following the disappearance of Abdullah and Ibrahim Mohamed El-Sharkawi, the family contacted a Pakistani NGO Defence of Human Rights and through them contacted various government officials inquiring into the alleged abductions of both brothers. They have filed missing person reports in police stations respectively in Islamabad and in Attock.

Since Pakistan became a key ally in the US-led "war on terror" in late 2001, hundreds, if not thousands of people, both Pakistani and foreign nationals have been subjected to enforced disappearances in Pakistan, and some were unlawfully detained in the Pakistani intelligence custody and subjected to "rendition" – they were unlawfully transferred to third countries where they were at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

Abdullah and Ibrahim’s father, Mohamed Abdel Rehim El-Sharkawi, and their older brother Abdel Rahman Mohamed El-Sharkawi were also previously victims of arbitrary detention and alleged torture by the Pakistan intelligence and security agencies. They were extradited to Egypt where they were allegedly further tortured.

Mohamed Abdel Rehim El-Sharkawi was arrested by Pakistani security forces in July or August 1994 along with a number of other men. In November 1994, Pakistan’s Advocate General ruled that he had committed no crime in Pakistan but that he should be kept in custody as he was being sought by the Egyptian government. In December 1994, the Egyptian authorities requested that he and five other Egyptian men should be extradited and charged them with terrorism-related offences. He mounted a legal challenge, asserting that as a Pakistani citizen he could not be extradited to Egypt, but before any court could rule on the matter he was extradited to Egypt by the Pakistani authorities on 26 May 1995. He was detained on arrival in Egypt, held incommunicado and allegedly tortured. He was then served with an administrative detention order, having been acquitted by an emergency court in Egypt. He remained held despite a number of court orders ordering his release until he was finally released on 17 March 2011. Amnesty International campaigned for Mohamed Abdel Rehim El-Sharkawi since 2007 until his recent release.

Mohamed Abdel Rehim El-Sharkawi lived in Egypt until 1988. While in Saudi Arabia for the Muslim pilgrimage, al-Hadj, he learned that Egyptian State Security Intelligence officers were at his home in Cairo waiting to arrest him. He decided not to return to Egypt, and went instead to Pakistan, where he married a Pakistani woman and had three more sons with her (Ibrahim was one of them). In 1989, his Egyptian wife and children joined him there and three years later he was granted Pakistani citizenship. In Pakistan he worked for the Kuwaiti Red Crescent and for an NGO active in Afghanistan, the Afghanistan Reconstruction Organization. As an electronic engineer he was responsible for the organization’s electronics department. He later established his own electronics shop in Hayatabad in Pakistan.

Hi son, Abdel Rahman Mohamed El-Sharkawi, Abdullah and Ibrahim’s older brother, was also arrested by the Pakistani intelligence agencies in 2004. He remained in their custody for 14 months during which time he was allegedly severely tortured including being hung by the wrists, beaten unconscious, electrocuted, and receiving threats against his family. He was extradited to Egypt in 2006 where he was further detained and tortured by the State Security Intelligence (SSI) until he was finally released in January 2006. He was rearrested again in 2008, detained incommunicado for two weeks and tortured.

Further to the above, another difficulty faced by the family in Pakistan is that although the father Mohamed Abdel Rehim El-Sharkawi was recognized as a Pakistani citizen and one of his wives was Pakistani, the rest of the family were struggling to obtain Pakistani citizenship and faced numerous complications in their daily life. Although the Peshawar High Court ruled in their favour in January 2010 and ordered the relevant authorities to issue the Pakistani identity cards to the family, the family is still waiting for their legal papers.