July 31, 2014

CCS Calls for Immediate Investigation of Assassination of Counsel in Blasphemy Case

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After repeated threats called to the attention of Pakistani authorities, attorney and human rights advocate Rashid Rehman was assassinated on May 7, 2014. Rehman was defense counsel for Junaid Hafeez, an adjunct lecturer at the Bahuddin Zakariya University, who had been detained on blasphemy charges for over a year. CCS called for immediate investigation of the unknown assailants and further  … continue reading >>

Pakistani academic murdered

Nazima Talib, assistant professor of media and journalism in the Department of Mass Communications at the University of Balochistan in Questta, Pakistan, was killed in a drive-by shooting on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, and died before she could receive medical attention. The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), a nationalist organization seeking secession from Pakistan, has reportedly claimed responsibility  … continue reading >>