- Shalimar Abbiusi, spokesperson for "The New Force," has been arrested and held in custody for four days
- The New Force expressed deep worry over her arrest, highlighting that she was continuously questioned, denied legal representation, and subjected to an unlawful search during her detention
- The statement also emphasized that having a political organization is not a criminal offence and raised serious concerns about the abuse of power
The spokesperson of "The New Force," Shalimar Abbiusi, has been arrested and held in custody for four days, sparking concerns about human rights violations, according to a statement released by The New Force on Twitter.
The organization expressed deep worry over the arrest and detention of Abbiusi, who serves as the spokesperson for the New Force's diaspora and diplomatic engagements.
The statement revealed that Abbiusi was called in for a discussion on December 4, 2023, and has not been released since.
During her four days in custody, she was reportedly continuously questioned about The New Force, denied legal representation, subjected to an unlawful search, and held beyond the legal 48-hour limit without formal charges.
Despite claims by authorities that they are investigating the origin of The New Force, the statement emphasizes that having a political organization is not a criminal offence.
The arbitrary detention of Ms Abbiusi raises serious concerns among followers of The New Force about the abuse of power, persecution of perceived political opponents, and numerous human rights violations, as detailed in the statement released by The New Force on social media.
Read the full statement below:
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