extrajudicial killings: The death was confirmed by her daughter Munizae Jahangir, who said the cause was a heart attack, according to Toronto Star. Jahangir, a human rights lawyer, had a reputation of speaking truth to power and defending the weak and the marginalized, women and minorities against injustice. She was 66. She gained international acclaim for being the voice of conscience in a country where liberal, secular voices have been continuously under threat. She won several local and international awards and served as the United Nations rapporteur on human rights and extrajudicial killings. Read more Before Malala, there was Asma Jahangir She was the founding chairwoman of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, an independent group, and was a trustee of the International Crisis Group. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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