Malala: Heartbroken that We Lost Asma Jahangir – a Savior of Democracy and Human Rights

Asma Jahangir

The lawyer was a pro-democracy activist, a critic of Pakistan’s security establishment, and a women’s rights defender. Picture by AFP. The Muslim Times is promoting women’s rights and secularism in every country of the world

Source: BBC

Prominent Pakistani human rights activist and lawyer Asma Jahangir has died at the age of 66.

She reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest and was taken to hospital, where she later died.

The pro-democracy activist championed women’s rights throughout her career.
She was imprisoned in 1983 and put under house arrest in 2007. Five years ago, leaked documents suggested that some intelligence officers had planned to kill her.

Ms Jahangir called for an inquiry at the time, demanding the government “find the forces who wanted to silence” her.

More recently she spoke out against BBC Persian journalists being put on trial in Iran, as part of her role as UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran.

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  1. Inna lillahi wainna illahi rajiiun
    May God bless for her excellent struggle for humanity or Human Right in Pakistan.

    All ❤️

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