Security leaks have brought to light a plot to kill human rights defender Asma Jahangir - former UN Special Rapporteur for Religious Freedom and the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan.
Without increased protection and help from the Government of Pakistan, Jahangir’s life is in danger.
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Sign this petition and join Global Human Rights Defence in calling on the Pakistani government to fully investigate the threats against Asma Jahangir, to increase security and protect her, and to hold those responsible for the threats accountable.
We, the human rights activists, peace builders, lawyers, journalists and citizens of Europe, Pakistan, South Asia and other countries of the world:
Expressing our unflinching commitment to the human rights ideals and values enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) (and subsequent international covenants, conventions and declarations) including the right to life and freedom of speech;
We strongly express:
Our condemnation of any of such plan (leaked by sources within the security establishment of Pakistan) being undertaken by any state or non-state actors to kill Ms. Asma Jahangir;
We call on the Government of Pakistan to:
Ensure the physical protection and freedom of Ms. Asma Jahangir at all times;
To investigate the plot to kill her and to hold those responsible fully accountable for their actions;
To protect the voice of all Pakistani people and human rights activists in particular.
Posted: 8 June 2012 (Updated: 14 April 2015)