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Prominent Pakistan Rights Lawyer Gunned Down in Court

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Abdul Latif Afridi. © 2022 Facebook/Abdul Latif Afridi The respected lawyer and human rights defender Abdul Latif Afridi was shot and killed inside the Peshawar High Court on Monday. Affectionately known as Lala (meaning elder brother in Pashto), Afridi, 79, was one of Pakistan’s most courageous and outspoken voices for rule of law, democracy, and human rights over several decades. The alleged gunman, a junior lawyer, was arrested at the scene. Afridi’s activist career began as a student leader in the 1960s when he was expelled from Peshawar University for denouncing…

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