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Rani Bibi: Condemned to be Free

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Rani was arrested and charged with the murder of her husband. Even though the police found no physical evidence connecting her to the crime, she was still arrested and even convicted. The only reasons given were that she was last seen with her husband before his disappearance. Not only did the legal system pin the crime of murder on a minor girl and jailed her for so long, it also ignored her appeals.

DR NASEEM BALOCH: A bone chilling account of torture after abduction

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“Was it you who wanted to go to toilet,” a soldier touched my shoulders. “Yes,” I said. He untied my hands and led me outside. In the toilet, my blindfolds were removed. One was allowed to relieve himself with eyes open. Such small gestures of kindness make you feel grateful to your captors.
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Rights Watch | 23rd July 2020

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HIV cases increasing in Pakistan: The UNAIDS 2020 report names Pakistan as one of two countries in Asia reporting “sharp increases” in HIV infections. The report provides updates on the current state of the HIV epidemic and ...
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Amanullah torture case at a standstill

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Jul 21, 2020: The investigation into the extrajudicial killing of Ahsanullah of district Kharan, Balochistan, seems to have hit a dead end as no suspect has yet been brought forward. Ahsanullah had allegedly succumbed to police torture while he ...

Man found dead in lockup raises question on custodial violence

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Jul 15, 2020: In a twisted turn of events, Pir Bux Khaskheli, who had been taken into police lockup at the Piromal police station in Sanghar for his alleged hand in a murder, was discovered with a noose around his neck, hanging lifeless from ...
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Cheating Death: After 22 years on the death row, a man walks free

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Jul 12, 2020: On the evening of June 30, forty year old Muhammad Iqbal stepped out of the Mandi Bahauddin jail a free man – the first time after 22 years. It was not an easy walk out of the gate; he had waited, struggled, and even given up ...

KP: Citizens protest against increasing cases of custodial torture

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Jun27, 2020: Thousands of citizens protested across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Friday, against police torture. Coincidentally Friday also marked the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on Friday, June 26 ...

Torture of Chaman journalists reminder of serious issue

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Jun 26, 2020: Two local journalists, Syed Ali Achakzai and Abdul Mateen Achakzai were arrested earlier this week and later released. During their arrest they were first moved to Machh jail - around 200 kilometers away from ...
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Not without my sons – A mother’s battle for custody

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Jun 25, 2020: Kausar Leghari is a woman who is desperate for the custody of her children and for this she has been protesting outside Karachi Press Club for days. Years ago, Leghari had been a victim of domestic violence. Her husband, Ali Ahmed, ...
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Rights Watch | 24th June 2020

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Husband Tortures & Kills Wife In Sukkur: Police apprehended Rasool Shah and his nephews, Razzaq and Bashir Shah, for torturing and clubbing to death Shah’s wife, Najma on Tuesday, June 23. Najma’s body, which was missing her eyes, was ...