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Slain journalist: Saleem Shahzad’s case is buried, forgotten

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LAHORE: Police have closed investigation into the murder of journalist Saleem Shahzad, taking a stance that no clue has been found, The Express Tribune has learnt. Saleem Shahzad was the Pakistan bureau chief of Asia Times Online, Hong Kong and Italian news agency Adnkronos (AKI). Shahzad was kidnapped on May 29, 2011 from Islamabad and […]

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Christians under attack: HRW points fingers at police complicity

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Human Rights Watch urges govt to take immediate legal action against Joseph Colony attackers. KARACHI: The Human Rights Watch has urged Pakistan’s government to take “immediate legal actions” against groups responsible for threats and violence against minority communities across the country. The human rights body took strong notice of the incident after an over 3,000-strong […]

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Human Rights Watch launches campaign against media

By: Ahmad Noorani ISLAMABAD: Human Rights Watch (HRW), the leading human rights organisation of the world, has launched an offensive against the media instead of responding to journalistic criticism by ‘The News’ on its World Report-2013. HRW director in Pakistan Ali Dayan Hasan, in different media interactions, instead of elaborating the points of HRW World […]

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Military rejects Human Rights Watch report as ‘pack of lies’

ISLAMABAD: Military rejected on Saturday Human Rights Watch World Report 2013, which accused it of abuses in counter-terrorism operations and maintaining links with extremist groups, as “a pack of lies”.“The recent Human Rights Watch (HRW) report is a pack of lies, propaganda driven and totally biased,” a military spokesman said while commenting on the report. […]

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Security forces allowing extremists to attack minorities: Human Rights Watch

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ISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Watch has accused the government of having failed to act against abuses committed by security and intelligence agencies which are letting extremist groups to attack religious minorities. “The authorities did little to address attacks against journalists and human rights defenders, and committed serious abuses in counter-terrorism operations,” the HRW said in […]

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Human Rights Watch slams authorities over Shia massacre in Quetta

NEW YORK: The Pakistani government’s persistent failure to protect the minority Shia community from sectarian attacks by militant groups is reprehensible and amounts to complicity in the barbaric slaughter of Pakistani citizens, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. In a statement, the HRW said the government should immediately hold accountable those responsible for ordering and […]

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Pakistani Journalists Honored For Commitment to Free Expression

Two journalists of Pakistan have been honored by the international organization Human Rights Watch for their commitment to free expression and their courage in the face of persecution. The awardees each received 2012 Hellman/Hammett grants of up to $10,000 to assist the writers who may have trouble finding paid work or who face legal or […]

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