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Asia Bibi's former lawyer, 'fighter for minorities', has died
Choudry Naeem Shakir was 73 and had been ill for some time. He is one of the most illustrious socialist exponents in his country. Asia Bibi winner of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2017, but "she does not even know". Messages of condolence from Christians and Muslims.
14/02/2018 12:57:00 PAKISTAN
Christians pay tribute to Asma Jahangir at her funeral in Lahore
The funeral ceremony of the late activist took place at Gaddafi Stadium amid tight security. Pauline sisters carried a placard that said ‘Asma, the true spirit of humanity’. For the National Commission for Justice and Peace, she was the voice of the “oppressed and marginalised".
Asia Bibi “frail” yet “strong a year since she was sentenced to death for blasphemy
On 8 November 2010, the 45-year-old Christian mother of five was told she would be executed. Her faith in Christ and the pope’s plea for her release are sources of hope and strength that allow her to continue to fight. The bishop of Islamabad slams the inaction of judges, who have not yet set a date for her appeal.
Liaoning: activist arrested and beaten for defending Falun Gong members
Yonghang Wang, a lawyer, was arrested for "using a cult seeking to damage the legal and social system." Beatings suffered at the time arrested led to a broken ankle. In prison he suffered further violence. A new case of violation of human rights which contrasts with the recent release of two activists.
Asia Bibi’s lawyer speaks out: Pakistani government is solely responsible for situation
AsiaNews interviews Saiful Malook, who is defending the Christian woman on death row on blasphemy charges. The lawyer, a Muslim, says: "People, even judges, say I am crazy to have taken on this case. They say I am an enemy of my own daughters".
27/09/2017 12:35:00 INDIA
Attorney Colin Gonsalves receives 'Right Livelihood' Award
The Indian lawyer brings public petitions to Supreme Court judges. In 2001 he got free meals for all schoolchildren. In 2016 he denounced the unresolved processes in the Kandhamal violence. The Award is known as the "Alternative Nobel".
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