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ATC sentences MQM activist to 10 years in prison

ATC sentences MQM activist to 10 years in prison

An anti-terrorism court in Karachi sentenced a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) activist to 10 years in prison on Wednesday for possession of illegal weapons. The activist Shakeel alias Banarsi was arrested in Rangers’ raid on MQM headquarters Nine Zero in 2015. The court also imposed a Rs100,000 fine. The illegal weapons had been recovered from Federal […]

UAE arrests award-winning rights activist

UAE arrests award-winning rights activist

UAE arrests award-winning rights activist AFP FILE PHOTO: Ahmed Mansoor ABU DHABI: Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have arrested an award-winning human rights activist pending an investigation for allegedly publishing “false information” and “sowing sedition and sectarianism” online, state media said. Cybercrime prosecutors ordered the arrest of Ahmed Mansoor on Sunday “over-documented electronic proof,” […]

Another activist missing?

Another activist missing?

ISLAMABAD: Another activist, Civil Progressive Alliance Pakistan (CPAP) President Samar Abbas has reportedly gone missing from the federal capital. Mr Abbas is an activist based in Karachi who belongs to various forums that have been raising their voice voicing against atrocities committed against minority groups in the country. He recently participated in the Clean Karachi […]

Chinese activist Zheng Churan: ‘Hey Trump, feminists are watching you”

Chinese activist Zheng Churan: ‘Hey Trump, feminists are watching you”

One of China’s most prominent women’s rights activists has written a letter warning US President-elect Donald Trump against “sexist behaviour”. Zheng Churan says “feminists around the world are watching” Mr Trump for signs of “straight man cancer”. The Chinese term refers to sexual discrimination and male chauvinism. She was among five women dubbed the “Feminist […]