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Prominent Pakistani rights activist Asma Jahangir dies aged 66

Roji Kurd - 2018-02-12 00:05
Lawyer who was outspoken critic of country’s Islamist extremism had a heart attack in Lahore. Roji Kurd: Asima Jahangirm , one of Pakistan’s most prominent human rights activists, has died of a heart attack aged 66. She was rushed to hospital in Lahore on ...

UN rights envoy condemns harassment of journalists in Iran

Roji Kurd - 2017-10-30 00:00
The torture of journalists is widespread in Iran and the country has made no progress on women’s rights issues, U.N. special rapporteur Asma Jahangir says • Report “politically motivated, illegitimate, rancorous and disreputable,” Iranian official says. T ...

UN Special Rapporteur Voices Concern Over Human Rights In Iran

Roji Kurd - 2017-10-27 00:02
Roji Kurd: Asma Jahangir, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran told The Third Committee of the UN, that while Iran was responding to communication from her office, she was deeply concerned about continuation of several systemic vi ...

Prisoners of conscience at risk of dying after prolonged hunger strike

Roji Kurd - 2017-01-11 00:05
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, Ms. Asma Jahangir, today raised alarm over the critical health situation of several prisoners of conscience on prolonged hunger strike in the country. In recent weeks, at least e ...
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