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Pakistan: Malala arrests must lead to better protection for human rights defenders

Headline Title:  Malala arrests must lead to protection for activists 12 September 2014 Today’s arrest of the suspects in the assassination attempt on Malala Yousafzai offers an important opportunity for the authorities to address their poor record in protecting human rights defenders in Pakistan, Amnesty International said.“By her words and deeds, the brave education rights activist Malala Yousafzai proved that the pen is indeed mightier than the sword,” said Mustafa Qadri, Amnesty International’s Pakistan Researcher.“But human rights defenders promoting the rights of women and girls…

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