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Pakistan urged to investigate death plot against leading human rights lawyer

Headline Title:  Pakistan: Investigate death plot against leading human rights lawyer 09 June 2012 Pakistani authorities must place the highest priority on protecting a leading human rights lawyer whose life is in serious danger, Amnesty International said after it was revealed that the country’s security forces had allegedly drawn up plans to kill her. The independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) alerted the organization to the plot against its founder, the internationally acclaimed lawyer Asma Jahangir. “While Asma Jahangir’s work as a human rights defender has sadly…

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