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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.

Several teachers injured, 68 arrested after police cracks down on protest march in AJK

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January 7th, 2021; Bureau report; LAHORE; Over 2000 AJK school teachers held a protest march in the state’s capital to demand up-gradation of their pay scales. The protesting instructors were brutally baton-charged and tear-gassed by the police.
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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.

Police arrest DJ Butt, manhandle reporters

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December 9th, 2020; By Ahmed Saeed and Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; DJ Butt on Wednesday was arrested on charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm as Model Town police manhandle Voicepk.net reporters in the police station for covering the arrest.
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Rights Watch | November 17th 2020

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-The Council of Islamic Ideology has been tasked with preparing a draft definition of Forced Conversions -After a delay of 3 months, Faisalabad police finally registers a case against 3 cops Illegal Detention of a man & his brother.

Farmer dies after police charge on protestors

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November 5th, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Ashfaq Langriyal, a protesting farmer, beaten, tear-gassed & sprayed with chemical-laden water has died while under treatment at Lahore's Jinnah Hospital, today. Farmers claim that the hospital is delaying the release of the body of the deceased.

Police brutalizes farmers peacefully protesting in Lahore

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November 4th, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Farmers from across Punjab gathered near Thokar Niaz Baig Lahore to demand an increase in the support price of Wheat to at least Rs2000 per 40Kg but were met with waves of intense repression by the Lahore police.
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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.
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Rights Watch | 19th October 2020

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A fourteen-year-old boy and a six-year-old girl were raped in Jaranwala, district Faislabad, while a thirteen-year-old boy was gang-raped in Lahore. A young, married woman was raped at gunpoint in Jaranwala. A man was gunned down in Mansehra for honour by wife's brother and nephew, as she had contracted the marriage against her family's wishes. Four Dolphin Force policemen have been booked for torturing, looting and illegally detaining two youths in Islamabad.
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Rights Watch | 15th October 2020

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Faisalabad authorities crackdown on brick kilns, mills, factories, workshops and markets engaged in child labour. Merged districts lawyers move the Peshawar High Court for representation in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council. Man critical after suicide attempt via self-immolation following harassment and torture by police personnel in Nawabshah.