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Activists Decry Government Detentions in Pakistan

Amina Massood's been trying to find out what happened to her husband for the past 15 months. He disappeared after setting off from his home to catch a bus.

"Disappearances" — long-term detention without trial or access to anyone — used to be rare in Pakistan. But human rights activists say scores have been taken in the last couple of years.

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Philip Reeves
Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.
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