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Rights Watch | 9th January 2021

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Commuters in Karachi on Friday clashed with rally-goers protesting against target killing of Hazara Shia coal miners in Balochistan last week. For more news on the human rights situation in Pakistan, check out Rights Watch.

3 sentenced to death for sharing ‘blasphemous’ content on social media

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January 9th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; An anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on Friday sentenced three to death for sharing blasphemous content on social media while a fourth accused was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.
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Rights Watch | 7th January 2021

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Shia organizations in Sindh stage protests in various towns and cities across the province against the Hazara Shia coal miners massacre in Macch. Keep reading for more news on the rights situation in Pakistan.
UN leaders condemn killing of Hazara coal miners

UN leaders condemn terrorist attack on Hazaras

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and President of the United Nations General Assembly Volkan Bozkir condemned the killing of Hazara Shia coal miners in Machh, Balochistan. Meanwhile Prime Minister Imran Khan took to Twitter to assure mourners who have been staging a protest since the past three days that he will visit them soon.
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Rights Watch | 6th January 2021

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Mourners enter third day of protest against killing of 11 Hazara Shia Muslim coal miners in Mach, demand presence of the Prime Minister, immediate arrest and trial of murderers, and removal of Balochistan government. For more, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 23rd December 2020

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A fourteen-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two men in Bahawalpur some five months back; the rape survivor's father claims that when he had tried to register a complaint, he was brushed aside by the Nowshera Jadid. A case was filed on Monday, December 21. For more stories on human rights concerns, keep scrolling.

‘This place will never be safe for us: Killing of lady health worker sparks...

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September 23rd, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; PTM, North Waziristan, held a protest today demanding Justice For Nahida, a female healthcare worker who was shot & killed on her way back from work, 2 days ago. Her death has raised concerns about the Security of Polio workers operating in KPK, under the recently launched "Polio Eradication Drive"

NEHA & AKASH: Transgender marriage issue still in murky waters

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Aug. 11, 2020: On the morning of Friday, August 7, Justice Chaudhry Abdul Aziz’s courtroom at the Rawalpindi Branch of the Lahore High Court, brimmed with curious spectators who had gathered to hear what would happen in the proceedings. It was the case of the “same-sex marriage”, and in the last few days it had received a lot of media coverage ...

Close aide of Abdul Aziz goes missing; Lal Masjid cordoned off

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Jul 21, 2020: Trouble flared in Islamabad yet again as Maulana Idrees, the close aide of Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Aziz, went missing outside Jamia Fareedia in E-7 on July 15. Lal Masjid has once again been cordoned off to prevent Abdul Aziz from ...

Mysterious Murders on the Rise in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa!

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For ten days in a row, protesters staging a sit-in at the Pak-Afghan Highway passing through Charwazgai, a locality of the tribal belt in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, demanded...