Pakistani and Indian Intellectuals Call for Talks Between the Two Countries

Participants at an intellectual dialogue between India and Pakistan, organized by the South Asian Free Media Association, called on their countries to show restraint on the border, and to hold talks. Due to heightened tension between the two countries, only 12 Indian delegates were able to make the journey to…

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Violence will never triumph over human rights, vows Malala

Malala Yousafzai (16), who was shot in the head by the Taliban last October, accepted the Tipperary International Peace Award at a sell-out ceremony attended by almost 400 guests. Malala, who was visibly moved as she accepted the award, is the youngest ever recipient of the 28-year-old prize. “It is…

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Don’t Resume Executions – HRW Asks of Pakistan

Pakistan’s government should revoke its decision to resume executions and renew its moratorium on the death penalty, Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists said in a joint letter to the Pakistani government today. “After a five-year unofficial moratorium on executions, Pakistan’s new government has said it intends…

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International Commission of Jurists and Human Rights Watch Ask Pakistan to Avoid Resuming Death Penalty

The International Commission of Jurists and Human Rights Watch, in a joint statement ask the Government of Pakistan to reconsider resuming the death penalty. Reproduced below is the statement. Honorable Prime Minister Mr Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Honorable President Mr Asif Ali Zardari Honorable Interior Minister Mr Chaudhry Nisar Ali…

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Bangladeshi Human Rights Defender Adilur Rahman Khan in Jail

A Dhaka court yesterday sent prominent Bangladeshi Human Rights Defender and Odhikar Secretary Adilur Rahman Khan to jail, following his arrest on the 10th of August. Plainclothes detectives had arrested Mr. A. R Khan from outside his residence on charges of tarnishing the image of the government, the state and…

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