Sunday, August 31, 2014

Mr. Hector Aleem decided to publish documents of Pakistani Government

These days everyone is talking about the women and children in the protests of Imran Khan and Tahir ul Qadri. The protesters are violent and are even entering the Pakistani parliament forcefully but still no one is allowing Nawaz Sharif government to do an operation against these protesters because everyone is saying that there are women and children in these protests. In 2008, when a Christian Church was destroyed by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) of Islamabad, worshipers were also tortured and were jailed, these included women and children. Are these women and children from Church different then the women and children from the protest? 
Some evidence are being posted here for everyone to read, the the real issue was of the Church which was destroyed by the CDA during which worshipers were tortured, Cross and Holy Bible were also disrespected. The government document posted here is of the meeting which was held regarding the destruction of Church but some people who are the supporters of Taliban and are the touts of government are trying to tarnish the reputation of Mr. Hector Aleem by accusing him of land grabbing, fraud etc. These handful people are doing this to protect the Pakistani government and to distract people from the issue of the Church. The reality is that Mr. Hector Aleem Chairman Peace Worldwide raised voice for the Church and for the worshipers due to which he had to face many false cases including the false blasphemy case. Despite being innocent, he had to spend 4 painful years in jail, his family was displaced, his home and offices were destroyed. This is the result of peaceful struggle, In Pakistan whoever raises a voice for Christians have to suffer like Hector Aleem.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Previous activities of Hector Aleem

Mr. Hector Aleem, Chairman Peace Worldwide worked hard to create a culture of peace in Pakistan. That is why he expanded the work of Peace Worldwide and opened offices in different areas of Pakistan. He worked hard for the rights and education of Pakistani Christians due to which he had to face assassination attempts and was jailed due to a false blasphemy case. While he was in prison, many who were the supporters of Taliban and Islamic Extremists tried to defame Hector Aleem. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hector Aleem urges Pakistan to become a Secular State

Many Pakistanis are unaware of the role Christians have played in the nation’s history. Christians have had a considerable impact, especially in education and health. Many of Pakistan’s most prominent leaders — including the current prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, the assassinated prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, and former President Pervez Musharraf — went to Christian schools. Christians also educated Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who founded Pakistan in 1947.
The targeting of Christians comes amid a widespread breakdown of public order. The ordinary Christian — hearing stories of gangs breaking into homes and kidnapping Christian girls and women — thinks only of survival. Pakistani Muslims are frequently the culprits in attacks on Christians. Christians have been especially vulnerable in cases concerning the blasphemy laws, which easily convert into a tool of oppression against them
This is a planned genocide of Pakistani Christians by Muslims who are backed by the Government of Pakistan. Government promises to reconstruct the homes of Christians destroyed by mobs and distribute aid are rarely carried out. This only exists on media, in newspapers or official papers of the government of Pakistan. Those Pakistanis who do speak up for Christians have themselves become targets of violence. In 2011, a governor of Punjab Province who criticized the blasphemy laws was killed by his own bodyguard, Mumtaz Qadri who was then hailed as a hero. I have witnessed this during my imprisonment in Adiala prison; everyone from most junior to most senior jail officials appreciated him and addressed him as a great hero of Islam.
The situation of Christians can only be improved when Muslims of Pakistan consider all Christians of Pakistan as their countrymen and when the government of Pakistan will abolish all discriminatory and blasphemy laws against Christians and the international world should urge Pakistan to declare itself as a secular state so that everyone will be able to practice its religion freely. The name Islamic Republic of Pakistan is not acceptable and we will continue opposing it unless it becomes a secular state officially.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Decision of false cases against Hector Aleem

False cases were lodged against Mr. Hector Aleem Chairman Peace Worldwide when he raised his voice against the destruction of Church. Decision copies of these false cases are attached here so everyone can read, these decisions are proof of Hector's innocence. The main reason behind these false cases was to stop the noble cause of Hector Aleem. Whenever the judge ordered Hector to be released, he was not released by the authorities, there were always lame excuses to keep him in prison. He was also acquitted honorably from the false blasphemy case under section 295-C, the judge ordered strict action against Prosecution, Complainant and police officers. You can read the decision of false blasphemy case HERE.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Hector Aleem always protected minorities in Pakistan

Mr. Hector Aleem head of Peace Worldwide, had always protected minorities especially Christians and churches in Pakistan. Qamar Abdullah a government official tried to rape a Christian woman and tortured her brutally. As Qamar Abdullah was a government official, the government protected him and ignored the rape case against him and started to file many cases against Mr. Hector Aleem, destroyed the houses of victim and eye witnesses and started propaganda against Mr. Hector Aleem. These are the tactics of government of Pakistan to ignore the real issue and promote false cases and start propaganda against the victims and activists and hire traitors for the propaganda to show the world, international organisations and embassies that the victim is not a victim actually but a culprit. 
There are false stories about the church that it was built illegally on an illegal land but the church was legal and the church issue was real and these pictures and all letters are the proof of Hector Aleem's peaceful struggle. Peace Worldwide administration have decided to upload and publish all letters and photographs of church and other human rights issues.


Photographs of Hector Aleem Chairman Peace Worldwide

Hector Aleem Chairman Peace Worldwide with his workers

Friday, August 22, 2014

Hector Aleem shares his personal experience in jail


I am sharing some important facts of Adiala Prison which is the model jail of Pakistan and is famous for its civilized condition, if this is the condition of civilized prison than you can imagine the condition of other prisons of Pakistan. This is only what I have seen during four years of my illegal detention for false accusations, what happened to me will be written in my next article.

Superintendent and deputy superintendent of Jail gathered all the Christian prisoners and in no uncertain terms ordered them to refrain from any religious activities including prayer sessions. The Christian prisoners, some of them having under graduate - post graduate academic qualifications were assigned janitorial duties simply because they were Christians. Those resisting such orders were warned of harsh punishment in the form of routine beating, torture and other inhumane acts if they did not toe the line. Those Christian prisoners that disobey such orders are beaten till they succumb to their injuries, The Above mentioned officials of Adiala Jail conveniently labeling such death in custody as‘Suicides’. In the absence of post mortem, how can it be determined whether the prisoner died a natural or injury inflicted death. Simply they ordered Christians to perform the dirty duty like toilet washing and gutter cleaning due to their faith.

Other Christian prisoners who are in fear cooperate with these officials by doing janitorial duties are not provided adequate safety equipment. The concept of gloves and proper footwear is alien to our comprehension. Such prisoners develop various skin related diseases eventually succumbing to their injuries without any compensation from the authorities.

The penal system was introduced by the civilized world to rehabilitate those who committed crimes. Prisons serve as a useful deterrent to crime as well as confining hardened criminals for extended periods of time thereby ensuring non repetition of crimes as well as ensuring the safety of law abiding citizens.

Undoubtedly criminals who do the crime must do the time; it is the period of detention as well as the quality of life of prisoners that differs worldwide. In developed nations, prisons are well managed by professionals who respect the fundamental rights of each prisoner. Prisoners are human being and have to be properly cared for during the entire period of their incarceration. First and foremost it is vital that prisoners are adequately fed and clothed. Religious freedom and visitation rights must be respected. If prisoners show keen interest in pursuing further education, the authorities must oblige. A reformed prisoner will be better able to re-adjust into society after serving his time. In developing countries however, prisons are misused for a variety of purposes. Innocent people are falsely accused by politicians, bureaucrats and law enforcement agencies of crimes they did not commit. It is such gross human rights violations that we like to highlight. The prison in question this time is not Abu Gharib orGuantanamo but our own Adiala Prison.

Adiala prison is located in Rawalpindi. It was originally designed to house inmates but now has more than five times that number. Cramped quarters, unhygienic living conditions, unpalatable food, inadequate healthcare facilities, absence of educational inducement, denial of religious freedom, routine torture, regular gang rape and sodomy both by wardens and hardened criminals, denial of visitation rights, confiscation of gifts and food from well-wishers are

Adiala has seen many wardens over the decades. Interestingly enough each new warden brazenly flouts the law more than his predecessor. Either the government has a special training camp where senior law enforcement officials receive training on how to excel in human rights violations or these wardens are chosen from a huge list of renowned sadists. According to my experience, even President and Prime Minister of Pakistan ignore any complaints against atrocious conditions in Adiala and prefer to ignore any plea. It seems the more complains direr the situation gets. Perhaps it’s the governments’ way of reminding that they are not prepared to except any criticism of their head handed tactics.     

Christian prisoners who dare to air their grievances to the concerned authorities or for that matter human rights organizations or NGO’s face severe punishment from wardens who simply cannot tolerate whistle blowers. Just who do these prisoners turn to, to redress their grievances? Knowing the docile characteristics of Christians, wardens deliberately inflict more inhumane punishment on Christians simply to satisfy their ego as well as earn promotion for a job well done.

The Pakistan government and Pakistani electronic and print media is quick to point out the harsh treatment to prisoners in far away places like Abu Gharib or Guantanamo but prefer to close both eyes at the atrocities that occur in prisons within their own domain. The government fails to take into account that prisoners serving time in Abu Gharib or Guantanamo are war criminals or terrorists who have committed crimes against humanity and are meted out exemplary punishment, but the Christian prisoners here in Pakistan are neither terrorist nor war criminals and have never committed crimes against humanity in the name of religion or for that matter any other warped ideology. Christian prisoners are largely in prisons for minor crimes. Moreover these Christian prisoners are Pakistani citizens and deserve equal treatment as enshrined in the Constitution.

Access to prisoners to conduct proper investigation into their allegations is rare to say the least. The prison authorities will prevent outsiders from mingling with prisoners, least their deceptive and atrocious behavior will surface. Peace Worldwide want an immediate reinstatement of religious worship and regular prayer for Christians. Moreover all janitorial duties must be equally shared by all prisoners irrespective of their religious background. After all Muslim prisoners (who are in larger numbers in Adiala prison) are equally responsible for creating an unhygienic environment, so they are just as responsible for the clean up process.

Also, an access to hospital should be given to all those Christian prisoners who have suffered injuries due to the barbaric acts of prison authorities. We would also like to see all Christian prisoners provided proper healthcare facilities and are not subjected to further physical torture. An independent body should be created to oversee any human rights violations that occur in prisons all overPakistan. Prison Wardens and other officials must either be suspended or removed from service when they are found guilty of human rights violations. These same officials must serve time in the very prison they committed these violations. International organisations should be allowed to meet regularly with all prisoners especially Christian prisoners, to better understand first-hand the situation that currently exists in Adiala Prison.  Though it is difficult for them to let these organisations visit and point out the human rights violation in the prison but if somehow any international organisation visits, they make them visit the dummy places which are free of violation and any inhumane activity and give them EVERYTHING IS OKAY report.

Enough is enough. Christians are fed up with the discriminatory, despicable and unwarranted behavior of the Pakistani government, the law enforcement agencies as well as the Muslim masses of Pakistan. Up until now Christians have been quiet on all fronts preferring to maintain the status quo but such inaction has further deteriorated the basic rights of all Christians in Pakistan.

Pakistan now enjoys a front seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council. Exposing their dirty laundry on the international forum will certainly infuriate their politicians and will only further confirm Pakistan status as a nation of ‘Hypocrites’. We warn government of Pakistan to correct them and follow the right path and do what is written in the jail manual and what they show to the international organisations.

Is Pakistan prepared to live with such demeaning expletive? Will ‘Enlightened Moderation’ be further strengthened or weakened by continuous human rights violations that occur regularly in Pakistan. The time has come for the Pakistani Government as well as the people of Pakistan to embrace ‘One Nation – One People’ culture which is far more difficult for both the government of Pakistan, ISI and other agencies to digest. Christians will not any longer tolerate erosion in their birth rights and demand equal status as Citizens of Pakistan. Peace Worldwide want religious freedom for Christians of Pakistan and the right to practice their religion without continuous interference from Islamists and Government of Pakistan. We also want appropriate punishment for Muslims for similar crimes that Christians unnecessarily are incarcerated for. The socio-economic picture should register an overall improvement benefiting all Pakistani citizens, not just Muslims.

We strongly urge the Government of Pakistan as well as International Human Rights organizations to help improvePakistan’s poor human rights record. Religious extremism and racial vilification must be uprooted immediately. Senior government officials must refrain from personal prejudices while discharging their duties. Pakistan has very bad reputation. Christians would like to cooperate with the government and the people in improving the socio-economic situation, but more effort from government of Pakistan is required to achieve this objective.

Hector Aleem
Peace Worldwide

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hector Aleem submitted an application to Senior Superintendent of Police

Mr. Hector Aleem Chairman Peace Worldwide submitted an application to senior superintendent of police against the people who destroyed and burnt the Church. Among the people who destroyed and burnt the Church were CDA officials who were under the command of Captain Faiz. After destroying and burning the Church, they arrested and tortured innocent Christian worshipers, disrespected Holy Bible, Holy Cross and Hymn books. It is to be noted that if a person accuses a Christian of burning a Koran (that may not have to be true) whole Christian villages and enclaves are burnt and destroyed by Pakistani Muslims but when they destroyed and burnt the Church, disrespected Holy Bibles and Holy Cross then no one even filed a case against the culprits. The application given below is a proof of their hypocrisy.
Hector Aleem took an action and personally submitted an application to the senior superintendent of police on 26th August, 2008. But the Senior Superintendent of Police did not take any action against the culprits instead many false cases were filed against Hector Aleem. Government started a propaganda that it was merely a land dispute. To save these officers, Hector Aleem's family, home and offices were destroyed. A false blasphemy case was also filed against him and he had to spend 4 years in prison during which he had to face worst type of torture.
The translation of the application is whats described above. The pictures of the Church after its burning and destruction including the pictures of innocent Christian worshipers who were tortured are also attached. Pakistan is the worst country for religious minorities.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hector Aleem demands discriminatory laws to be repelled

Mr. Hector Aleem Chairman Peace Worldwide has been struggling against discriminatory laws in Pakistan since 1996 due to which he has been facing torture, assassinations and false cases by extremists and Government of Pakistan.
Please see the attached newspaper cutting and photographs

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hector Aleem was punished for saving the Church

A Church was destroyed and Christian worshipers were brutally tortured by the Capital Development Authority with the help of Federal Police in the area of Chak Shahzad Islamabad. Christians approached Hector Aleem (Human Rights Activist) for help. Aleem then started a peaceful struggle for the Church and to save the lives of innocent Christian worshipers who were arrested without any charge. CDA and Federal Government did not like this, the letters they wrote were just a formality. Action was not taken against the culprits who were involved in demolishing the Church. The officials who destroyed the Church were very influential and were supported by Sunni Tehreek which is a terrorist organization. To save those officials, Government of Pakistan filed a false blasphemy case against Mr. Hector Aleem. Other false cases were also filed against him so that he cannot raise his voice for Christians again. He spent 4 years in prison during which he was tortured in worst way possible. Prison officials told him to convert to Islam but he never left His Lord Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord. Hallelujah   

The letters below are the evidence of our struggle for the Church and for the poor innocent Christians who were oppressed by the tyrants of Pakistani Government.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hector Aleem raised voice for Christians of Pakistan Air Force complex

Pakistani Christian civilians who were living in Pakistan Air Force Complex as workers were brutally tortured and displaced by force because of their belief in Jesus Christ. Hundreds of Christians became homeless. Mr. Hector Aleem Chairman Peace Worldwide raised voice for these Christians and pressurized Pakistan Air Force through advocacy and protests. PAF later apologized and agreed to compensate Christians displaced by them. This letter is a proof that Hector Aleem always raised his voice for religious liberty and he was not afraid of anyone.

Awards of Mr. Hector Aleem (Human Rights Activist)

Mr. Hector Aleem Chairman Peace Worldwide received many awards from various political and diplomatic personalities due to his work for Human Rights. He was also awarded "The best Human Rights Activist" by the Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Hector Aleem discussing the issues of minorities with Farook H. Naek

Mr Hector Aleem Chairman Peace Worldwide discussed the difficulties faced by minorities of Pakistan with Federal Minister of Law, Justice and Human Rights Mr. Farook H. Naek.