Investigators look for clues to Mahmud’s murder as free-speech fears grow

Investigators look for clues to Mahmud’s murder as free-speech fears growKARACHI: Investigators have found no match for casings of bullets that killed a prominent human rights activist, dashing hopes for quick answers to a murder that has raised fears for the safety of dissenting voices. Gunmen on a motorcycle attacked activist Sabeen Mahmud, the director of The Second Floor (T2F) on April 24 in the […]

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Rights activist shot dead after seminar on Baloch issue

Rights activist shot dead after seminar on Baloch issueKARACHI: Sabeen Mahmud, social media campaigner and human rights activist who founded the social forum T2F, was shot dead on Friday evening, minutes after the end of an interactive discussion ‘Unsilen­cing Balochistan’ organised by her and attended by journalists and rights activists, including the founder leader of the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, Abdul Qadeer […]

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Torture rife across Asia, says Amnesty

LONDON: Amnesty International (AI) has said that torture is rife across the Asia-Pacific region, with China and North Korea among the worst offenders and a host of other governments, including Pakistan and India, betraying promises to stamp it out. At the launch of Amnesty International’s global campaign, ‘Stop Torture’, on Monday, the human rights organisation …