Pakistani Human Rights Activist Sarim Burney Arrested for Human Trafficking

Pakistani human rights activist Sarim Burney was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency on human trafficking charges. The arrest, based on a complaint from the US government, alleges Burney trafficked over 25 children to America. Burney's non-profit trust focuses on representing oppressed communities and providing legal services.


PTI | Islamabad | Updated: 05-06-2024 15:34 IST | Created: 05-06-2024 15:34 IST
Pakistani Human Rights Activist Sarim Burney Arrested for Human Trafficking
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In a significant development, Sarim Burney, a prominent Pakistani human rights activist, was taken into custody on Wednesday by the country's top investigation agency on charges of human trafficking, following a complaint lodged by the US government, according to media reports.

The Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) Anti-Human Trafficking Team apprehended Burney immediately upon his arrival at Karachi Airport from the United States, reported Geo News.

Sourcing their information, reports suggest that Burney stands accused of trafficking more than 25 children to America and facilitating illegal adoptions. The FIA had conducted surveillance on Burney for a considerable period prior to his arrest, as reported by The Express Tribune.

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