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HRW Urges Pakistan to Withdraw Repressive Law

A human rights group says Pakistan should discard its new anti-terrorism law. Human Rights Watch's deputy Asia director described the Protection of Pakistan Bill as "vague and overbroad." Phelim Kine said the law gives "a green light for abusing suspects in detention, which is already far too common in Pakistan. Proponents of the measure say it is necessary to expedite the investigation and prosecution of terrorism cases. HRW said the law could be used to...

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