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Encouraging Signs They Are Set to Take More Leading Role

Click to expand Image An Icelandic flag hangs outside a shop in…
An Icelandic flag hangs outside a shop in Reykjavik, October 27, 2016.
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Target Abusive Law Enforcement, Not Artists

Local officials in Pakistan have shut down an art exhibition that depicts alleged extrajudicial killings by the Karachi police. The closure is both an attack on free expression and an attempt to sweep under the rug a longstanding human rights problem.…
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Proposed Law First Step to Curb Impunity, Reform Police

Pakistan is moving to make torture a criminal offense, an important step in stemming widespread abuses by the police.
 
 A bill submitted to parliament this week by Senator Sherry Rehman – The Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention and Punishment…
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Ayubi Case Shows Need to Prosecute Officers Who Torture Suspects

While robbing a cash machine in Faisalabad, Pakistan, last week, Salahuddin Ayubi cheekily stuck his tongue out at the surveillance camera. His act got him a lot of media attention – and got him arrested on August 30…
A police officer is framed by the architecture of Lahore's Badshahi Mosque while standing guard during a prayer session on Eid al-Adha November 7, 2011. © 2011 Mohsin Raza/Reuters