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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan’s new terror law ‘green light for abuse’, says HRW

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 10:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Terror law green light for abuse, says rights group A tough anti-terror law gives a "green light for abusing suspects" and should be withdrawn, ... nuclear-armed country has wrestled for years with home-grown Islamist militants, but its slow and at times dysfunctional legal system has struggled to cope with the challenge. The new law doubles ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1546997/pakistans-new-terror-law-green-light-abuse-says-hrw
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Civilian deaths in anti-Taliban air raid stoke anger in Pakistan's lawless northwest

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by AFP

    ... killed. There were men, women, boys and girls. Those seven men who died were never involved in militancy." Noor Wali Khan, 27, a truck driver, lost his mother and two-sisters-in-law when his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557287/civilian-deaths-anti-taliban-air-raid-stoke-anger-pakistans-lawless
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani father cuts the throats of daughter and man she married for love

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:51am by Reuters

    ... not collect centralised statistics and has no strategy to combat the killings. Pakistani law means that even if a woman's killer is convicted, her family can forgive them. Many families simply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542567/pakistani-father-cuts-throats-daughter-and-man-she-married-love
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vows to keep fighting Pakistani Taliban

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:58pm by BLOOM

    ... to US interests. The Taliban wants to impose its version of Islamic law in Pakistan, which includes a ban on music and stricter rules for women. "At stake is the future of Pakistan," ... the Taliban's demand for prisoner releases even before progress on issues such as sharia law. After Taliban and Uzbek militants attacked Karachi's international airport, killing 18 security ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1535198/prime-minister-nawaz-sharif-vows-keep-fighting-pakistani-taliban
  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani man admits killing first wife to marry bride murdered in honour killing

    Posted May 30th 2014, 10:27am by AFP

    ... casts a spotlight on Pakistan’s controversial blood-money laws which allow relatives of homicide victims to forgive their perpetrators – who, in cases such as this, are often also family ... not respond to further calls. Before signing off, Iqbal, a farmer, said he had been receiving death threats from his in-laws, and said he did not believe police were actively pursuing his wife’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1521746/husband-pakistani-woman-stoned-death-honour-killing-killed-his-first-wife
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan PM demands probe into ‘honour killing’ of pregnant woman

    Posted May 29th 2014, 09:15pm by Reuters

    ... his press office said in a statement, adding that a “totally unacceptable” crime had to be dealt with promptly by law. “I am directing the chief minister to take immediate action and a report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1521362/pakistan-pm-demands-probe-honour-killing-pregnant-woman
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani mosque named after killer of politician to double in size

    Posted May 01st 2014, 10:31pm by GDN

    ... blasphemy laws is proving so popular it is raising funds to double its capacity. The modest concrete building in the scruffy suburb of the Pakistani capital is named after Mumtaz Qadri, a former ... Pakistan's blasphemy legislation as a "black law". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1501994/pakistani-mosque-named-after-killer-politician-double-size
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani man held for cannibalism after baby's head is found in home

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:28pm by AFP

    ... of the newborn from the nearby graveyard," said Abdullah. "Arif told police that both of them later cooked the dead body and ate it." There is no specific law against cannibalism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1483267/pakistani-man-held-cannibalism-after-babys-head-found-home
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Christian sentenced to death for blasphemy in Lahore, Pakistan

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:49pm by AP

    ... the trial was held out of fears that Masih might be attacked on his way to court. Shakir said he would appeal. Although Pakistan has never executed anybody under the law, crowds angered over blasphemy accusations have been known to take the law into their own hands and kill those they suspect of violating it. Such vigilantism has created a climate of fear, forcing frightened judges ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1459808/christian-sentenced-death-blasphemy-lahore-pakistan
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Family of Pakistani baby charged with attempted murder goes into hiding

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:04pm by GDN

    ... there are examples of young children being ensnared in the country's blasphemy laws, which have been much criticised by human rights groups. Shahbaz Sharif, the powerful chief minister of Punjab, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1472102/family-pakistani-baby-charged-attempted-murder-goes-hiding

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