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Freedom of speech: A good lesson from Bangladesh

  A Bangladeshi court on June 28, 2013, sentenced nine junior opposition politicians to life in prison for murdering a newspaper journalist, who had published a series of reports on corruption. The court in Bangladesh sentenced the junior opposition leaders for the murder of a journalist Gauatam Das killed in 2005. Gautam Das, 33, Faridpur bureau chief of Bengali daily Samakal, was strangled ...

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Enforced disappearances must come to an end

The officeholders of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons talking to journalists during a press conference in Quetta Press Club on 26 June 2013 said that at least 320 Balochs had been forcefully disappeared and 80 previously abducted Baloch have been killed and dumped. The chairmen of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, Nasrullah Baloch, and Vice Chairman, Mama Qadeer Baloch expressed ...

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Editorial: Not the Words but Actions Required in Balochistan

Addressing a press conference on Tuseday, renowned human rights activist and member of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Asma Jehangir said that there are continuing reports of serious human rights violation, enforced disappearances, torture and extra-judicial killing in Balochistan. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan team comprising Asma Jahangir, Justice Malik Saeed Hassan, journalist Kamran Shafi, cultural critic and human ...

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140 Missing Children in Balochistan

Balochistan, already having the myriad of issues is now confronting another worrisome situation i.e. the rapid increase in the incidents of kidnapping children, 3 to 12 years, in provincial metropolis. Within one and half month   140 children have been reported missing or abducted. The abduction in the city and sense of insecurity have bewildered parents to avoided sending children to ...

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