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Rights Watch | 8th May 2021

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IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah termed the Federal Investigation Agency's use of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act against journalists the ‘worst example of censorship’ during a hearing in the case of journalist Asad Ali Toor. For more human rights news, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 6th May 2021

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A Judicial Magistrate (East) on Wednesday granted police three-day custody of a suspect accused of sexually assaulting a ten-year-old girl in Karachi's Essa Nagri neighbourhood on Tuesday. For more news on violence against women and children, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 30th April 2021

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Nowshera police on Thursday arrested Mufti Sardar Ali Haqqani for delivering a 'provocative' speech against women educators, doctors and nurses in a video that went viral on social media. He was granted bail by a judicial magistrate on submitting two surety bonds. For more news on human rights, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 27th April 2021

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A woman languishing in pain for the past three days in Peshawar's Hayatabad Medical Complex after she was on fire by her husband and in-laws succumbed to her injuries on Monday. For more news on human rights abuses, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 23rd April 2021

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A sessions court rejected an appeal filed by Syed Ali Azhar for the custody of his underage 'wife' Arzoo Raja. The Sindh High Court on November 9, 2020, held that Azhar had violated provisions of the Sindh Child Marriages Restraint Act and was expressly barred from meeting the 14-year-old. For more human rights​ news, keep reading.
UN expresses grave concern over false cases against Pakistani journalists

UN expresses grave concern over false cases against Pakistani journalists

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Representatives of the UN Human Rights Council expressed their grave concern over the use of false cases to deprive Pakistani journalists of their right to free expression, and urged the Government of Pakistan to fulfill its obligations to protect the rights of journalists and human rights defenders.
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Rights Watch | 19th February 2021

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Two minor children and two women in Dijkot, and a minor boy in Pakistan were subjected to sexual assault on Thursday, February 19. For more stories on human rights abuses, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 18th December 2020

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Arzoo Raja case accused Syed Ali Azhar granted bail by sessions judge despite being booked for rape, a non-bailable offense....more HR news
Journalist Iqrarul Hasan assaulted in Lahore

Iqrarul Hasan assaulted in Lahore; forgives assailants later

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The ARY show host was targeted by unknown assailants who were arrested by the police. Hasan later forgave them.
IHC bars FIA from arresting journalist over posts on social media

IHC bars FIA from arresting journalist over posts on social media

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The Islamabad High Court has stopped the FIA from taking any action against a journalist over his allegedly ‘objectionable’ articles and posts on social media.