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April 30, 2017

On April 13 , Mashal Khan, 23, a student at Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan, a town in northwest Pakistan was pulled from his dorm room by a crowd of fellow students. The violence that followed, recorded on a mobile phone, was uncommonly brutal. The video shows th...

October 25, 2016

Militants raided Balochistan Police College, on October 24, 2016, in Quetta, killing at least 61 people and injuring at least 120.

Immediately following the attack, Pakistani state officials pointed finger at a Taliban affiliate known as Lashkar-e- Jhangvi. However, Is...

January 20, 2016

One of the victims of the violent Pakistan university attack has been named as Syed Hamid Hussain, a professor in the chemistry department.  

Two of his students spoke about how he tried to save them and fight off the attackers at the Bacha Khan University in Chars...

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IN REMEMBRANCE

Liu Xiaobo – the Quiet, Determined Teller of China’s Inconvenient Truths

 

China’s most famous dissident, Liu Xiaobo, has died in custody at age 61. The cause was liver cancer. His death, confirmed on July 13 by Chinese justice authorities  in the northeastern city of Shenyang, comes more than two weeks after prison authorities announced he was being moved to a hospital for treatment, news that was followed by pleas from around the world to allow him to travel abroad for care.

Dissident, Liu Xiaobo, won Nobel the Peace Prize in 2010 for ‘long and non-violent struggle’ for human rights. Illustration: Henry Wong