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Columnist and activist Gul Bukhari released after abduction

A columnist and rights activist who openly criticized the security establishment was freed early on Wednesday, several hours after being abducted, her family and colleagues said. Gul Bukhari, who is a dual Pakistani-British national, has been an unusually vocal critic on social media in the run-up to the July 25 general election. She has also…

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June 6, 2018


China hands down harshest sentence in multi-year rights crackdown

A map of China is seen through a magnifying glass on a computer screen showing binary digits in Singapore in this January 2, 2014 photo illustration. REUTERS/Edgar Su BEIJING: China sentenced a prominent rights activist to eight years in jail for subversion on Tuesday, his lawyer said, the harshest sentence passed in a government crackdown…

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December 26, 2017


‘Afghan Malala’ speaks up for refugee children

KABUL: At the age of just 14, Afghan rights activist Aziza Rahimzada has already surmounted legal hurdles preventing 25,000 refugee children from attending school, and cajoled authorities into providing tap water to a camp housing more than 100 families. Now she has been nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize — an award previously won…

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October 26, 2015

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