'So-called' honour based violence ends in death outside courtroom for Pakistan woman

'So-called' honour based violence ends in death outside courtroom for Pakistan woman

WNN Breaking Story update May 30, 2014: Lahore police have released information saying that honour violence victim Farzana Parveen’s husband, Mohammad Iqbal, had been arrested in October 2009 for killing his first wife Ayesha Bibi before he married Farzana. Iqbal also said, according to AFP news, in a phone conversation that he killed his wife because […]

Acid crimes show no letting up on women in Pakistan

Acid crimes show no letting up on women in Pakistan

WNN Breaking (WNN) Lahore, PAKISTAN, SOUTH ASIA: Acid violence in Pakistan’s north eastern region in the city of Lahore has just claimed another victim. This time it’s the second attack in one week. The acid violence hit a 16-year-old girl named Rida who was attacked by two unidentified people on a motorcycle as she was […]

Rehabilitation & healing continues for Malala Yousafzai after hospital stay

Rehabilitation & healing continues for Malala Yousafzai after hospital stay

WNN Breaking (WNN/RFE/RL) Birmingham, ENGLAND, U.K.: Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has been discharged from the British hospital where she was treated after being shot by the Taliban for her work in promoting girls’ education. A video released on January 4 by the hospital in Birmingham showed the 15-year-old walking out of her hospital room while […]

As arrests are made in Malala Yousufzai case human rights prevail

As arrests are made in Malala Yousufzai case human rights prevail

WNN Breaking   (WNN) Karachi, PAKISTAN: “We will not be stopped from getting an education,” said one of the girl classmates of the recently shot yet miraculously surviving, Pakistani human rights hero, Ms. Malala Yousufzai. Malala has been known throughout her region as a remarkable teenager and a highly intelligent girl who recently turned 15-years-old. […]

PAKISTAN: Advocates call for immediate release of girl charged with ‘Blasphemy’

PAKISTAN: Advocates call for immediate release of girl charged with ‘Blasphemy’

WNN Breaking (WNN/FIDH) Lahore, PAKISTAN / Paris, FRANCE: The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organisation, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), are calling for the immediate release of Rimsha Masih, a 14 year-old Christian girl with learning difficulties  who has been arrested in Pakistan. She is currently being held in […]