Pakistan

Pakistani Christians persecuted at home and as asylum-seekers in Thailand

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Suffering from religious persecutions, accused of blasphemy by Islamist groups or sometimes being killed, entire Pakistani families flee their country to find shelter in Thailand as the neighboring countries - Afghanistan, China, India, Iran – are not considered safe havens for Christian minorities. According to UNHCR estimates, as of December 2015, there were 11,500 Pakistanis seeking asylum in Thailand, a figure that increased from 51 percent compared to the previous year.

Pakistan: fighting against honor killings by empowering women

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Talking about honor killings is of utmost importance and more relevant than ever, as the documentary "A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness", directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, a Pakistani woman, was rewarded by an Oscar last Sunday, allowing the the issue to be at the center of the mediatic sphere.

Denouncing Afghans’ mistreatment in Pakistan

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In this report, the main message Human Rights Watch wishes to convey is that “Pakistan’s government should take all necessary measures to end the rampant police harassment, threats, and violence against Afghans living in Pakistan”. Phelim Kine, HRW Deputy Asia director insists that “the Pakistani government should press the police to apprehend perpetrators of atrocities instead of scapegoating the entire Afghan community.”

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