Zainab Ansari and Pakistan’s Stolen Children

December 1999: A man sent a letter to the Lahore Police confessing to the murder of a hundred children. Following an unsuccessful manhunt (the largest  in Pakistan’s history) the man surrendered himself at the offices of Pakistan’s best known newspaper. Between 1985 and 1999, Javed Iqbal Mughal had abducted, sodomized and murdered…

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On the murder of Qandeel Baloch

Qandeel Baloch. We really need to talk about this. Qandeel was murdered in cold blood by her own brother in the name of honor—for being a non-conformist, and for choosing to live life on her own terms. She was beautiful, hilarious and innocent, and she had every right to live…

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Isis executes first female citizen journalist in Raqqa

Isis has executed what is believed to be the first female citizen journalist for reporting inside its territory, Syrian media has reported. The execution of Ruqia Hassan marks the fifth journalist who reported on Isis to be killed since October, according to Syrian journalism organisation Syria Direct. Ms Hassan, who…

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