“Other women prisoners say that I deserve to die because I’m a blasphemer,” a woman,accused of defiling two copies of the Holy Quran,told the Additional District and Sessions court on Wednesday.
“Why are people saying I should be killed while the court has not declared me guilty of blasphemy yet?” she said.
The . . . →Read More:Prisoners of ideas shame ‘alleged’ Quran-defiler
While western scholars deem it necessary to permit a revolution in Pakistan,the question of whether or not we require a messiah has often boggled the intelligentsia. While nationalism and tradition hailed in Balochistan and Punjab respectively,a ghastly series of repercussions garnered results such as the killing of PTI leader Zahra Shahid Hussain in . . . →Read More:The Upside to Divisive Power-play
By Diane Cole
The arrest of an Auschwitz guard is part of Germany’s last attempt to bring the aged men to justice.
You can’t hide from justice forever—not even for war crimes committed decades in the past,and not even when you’re 93.
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By Matthew J Walton
Recent violence in Myanmar between Buddhists and Muslims in the central town of Meikhtila (also spelt Meiktila) and areas beyond,which has left a reported 43 people dead,as many as 12,000 displaced,and more than 1,000 homes and building destroyed,has raised concerns over the stability of the country’s current . . . →Read More:Buddhism’s violent streak against Muslims
Despite the fact that women are systematically educated into believing their place is at home,an overwhelmingly female audience gathered to listen to four women talk on Tuesday.
St Joseph’s College for Women’s principal Dr Bernadette Dean,senior journalist Zubeida Mustafa,Aurat Foundation’s director Mahnaz Rahman and National Commission for the Status of Women’s former . . . →Read More:Gender stereotypes discussed in SZABIST talk
The ill-treatment of Palestinian minors held within the Israeli military detention system is “widespread,systematic and institutionalised,”a report Wednesday by the UN children’s fund found.
UNICEF in the 22-page report that examined the Israeli military court system for holding Palestinian children found evidence of practices it said were “cruel,inhuman and degrading treatment or . . . →Read More:UN report claims Israel abuses Palestinian children in prison
“Imagine living in a country where state does not provide security to your family or property,where you’re asked to renounce your faith and women in your family are kidnapped. I live through this every day,” Manoj Kumar,a university student,attending a five-day workshop organised by the Youth Parliament of Pakistan (YPP) told The Express . . . →Read More:Youth Parliament holds workshop on human rights
Friday,22 February 2013,chief of LeJ Malik Ishaq was arrested for the third time. Ishaq prior to this arrest had spent 14 years behind bars till July 2011 when he was released due to lack of evidence. He was also briefly detained last year for the Shia killings that have heightened since . . . →Read More:Tacstrat:Politics of dirt and blood