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In Memoriam: Asma Jilani Jahangir

Posted on Feb, 13, 2018
Contributed to WCHV by WCHV

Local media in Pakistan reported human rights champion Asma Jahangir has died. She died in a hospital on Sunday morning after suffering from cardiac arrest.

Asma Jilani Jahangir was a Pakistani human rights lawyer and social activist who co-founded and chaired the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan

The pro-democracy activist championed women’s rights throughout her career. Asma Jahangir was also UN special rapporter on human rights in Iran.

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