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Rights Watch | 9th March 2021

A Lahore anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Monday adjourned till March 11 hearing for the jail trial of Abid Malhi and Shafqat Bagga, accused in the motorway gang-rape incident, following cross-examination of four prosecution witnesses. For more human rights-related stories, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 4th March 2021

The body of a 10-year-old girl who was reported missing by her family two days ago was discovered stuffed in a box in her home in Gagay Wali village in Gujranwala. Police suspect the minor may have been sexually abused before being murdered and have arrested a relative for questioning. For more human rights stories, keep reading.

Accused rapist Abid Malhi’s sisters illegally detained by police, claims father

October 14th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The father of the main suspect in the Lahore motorway gang rape case has claimed that his daughters were illegally detained by the police and his son had surrendered himself to police.

LHC suspends PEMRA ban on motorway gang rape case coverage

The LHC has suspended the PEMRA notification banning the coverage of the motorway gang rape incident, saying that media could report on the proceedings of the case, but was restrained from broadcasting pictures of the victim and the suspects.

Public hanging, castration against int’l conventions: lawyers

September 15th, 2020; By Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; Senior lawyers say that PM Imran Khan’s proposal to publicly execute or chemically castrate rape convicts is unworkable and against the int’l convention ratified by Pakistan. They say that certainty of punishment is better deterrence than severity.

Massive protests in Karachi & Lahore in the aftermath of Motorway rape incident

September 13th, 2020 By Sher-e-Azam & Haider Kaleem; LAHORE/KARACHI; Massive protest held in Lahore & Karachi in the aftermath of the motorway case. Protestors bashed the CCPO Lahore for his insensitive remarks in the aftermath of the tragedy. Protestors condemned the rising wave of Violence Against Women in the country. Demanding swift justice for Marwah, Shaheena Shaheen & the victim of the Motorway Incident.

Rights Watch | September 11th 2020

-Minor Girl in Thatta freed from the clutches of Serial Rapists. -Senate Committee on #HumanRights summons the IGP Punjab in relation to the motorway incident. -Punjab reports 788 new Dengue Virus cases in the last 24 hours