LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistani officials say a peace activist who mysteriously went missing in December has returned home in the eastern city of Lahore after his abductors freed him.

Raza Mahmood Khan was detained during a raid at his home by armed men, who also seized his computer after he campaigned for better ties between Pakistan[1] and neighboring India.

On Friday, two police officers and a government official confirmed Khan returned home last week. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak to the media on the record.

Pakistan[2] has witnessed a crackdown on human rights defenders, activists, journalists and members of civil society ahead of July 25 parliamentary elections.

Domestic and international rights groups have asked Pakistan[3] to end the crackdown and ensure freedom of speech.

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