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Rights Watch | 8th April 2021

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Additional District and Sessions Judge Karachi West Gul Zamir Solangi issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Rehan Baloch and his wife Sundas, who stand accused of facilitating Rehan's brother Imran in abducting, raping, forcibly converting, and marrying an underage Christain girl in 2019. For more news on human rights abuses, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 6th April 2021

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A 65-year-old khawaja sira guru by the name of Mumtaz was shot dead in her home in Gulshan-e-Latif on Monday. Police believe the motive behind the crime to be jealousy. For more human rights stories, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 1st April 2021

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A Peshawar additional and sessions court on Thursday summoned the SHO of the East Cantt police station for failing to register a case against Aurat March organizers for 'anti-Islam' and 'blasphemous' slogans. For more news on human rights abuses, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 16th March 2021

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The father of 14-year-old Asma Shumal on Monday pleaded to the higher authorities for the recovery of his daughter in a press conference at the Karachi Press Club. Asma has been missing for the past 40 days and was last traced to Karachi, however police are refusing to cooperate with the aggrieved family. For more news on human rights issues, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 11th February 2021

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30-year-old woman with properties to her name found dead under mysterious circumstances in her home in Chakwal. Police yet to determine sexual assault, but place suspicion on relatives of the woman, who had been living alone after the death of her parents, who may have had an eye on her properties. For more news, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 24th December 2020

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A Lahore sessions court magistrate has summoned Meesha Shafi and seven others to appear in court for a January 18 hearing on the defamation suit filed against them by Ali Zafar. For more stories on human rights abuses, keep scrolling.
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Rights Watch | 7th December 2020

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7 year old boy raped and then stabbed, dies while receiving treatment at Jinnah Hospital in Lahore. The minor had gone missing from his home in Green Town on Sunday morning, and was abandoned in critical condition at the hospital by an unidentified man.
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Rights Watch | 22nd October 2020

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Trans protection centers planned, ward set up in PIMS to cater to health needs of trans community; ten Kakrali policemen booked for murder and illegal detention in a case regarding the death of a youth due to alleged custodial torture. Elderly man appeals to the Prime Minister to bring back son who has been languishing in an Indian jail despite completing his fourteen-year prison term.

‘Crimes against transgenders must be made non compoundable’

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September 17th, 2020; By Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; Transgender rights activists demand the govt to make crimes against them uncompoundable as the perpetrators go scot-free because of legal loopholes. They also urged the govt to establish a special desk in every police station to help transgenders

Transgender worker brutally murdered in Phoolnagar

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September 8th, 2020; By Amir Taqvi; PAKPATTAN; Thirty-year-old transwoman Amanullah aka Billu Pathani, a resident of Pakpattan, used to earn an honest living by working at a private factory in Saraye Cheena near Phoolnagar. But one night, between the 28th and 29th of August she was gruesomely attacked by “unknown assailants”. The culprits hit Amanullah on the head with a heavy object and then choked her to death.