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Human Rights Lawyer Asma Jahangir

Human Rights Lawyer Asma Jahangir. Shes been at the forefront of the movements for womens rights, human rights and peace in Pakistan for twenty years. She co-founded the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. In her work shes defended a boy against the charge of blasphemy-the penalty would have been death. Shes defended the right of women to chose their own husbands. Because of her efforts shes been arrested, received death threats, and been the target of hostile propaganda. Jahangir is one of the six recipients of the new Millennium peace Prize for Women, which is cosponorsed by the UN Development Fund for Women.

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