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Monday, 12 May 2014

Rashid Rehman, Pakistan

Rashid Rehman was a lawyer who believed in Human Rights.

He was a dedicated activist from the very beginning.

All his life he was helping the downtrodden.

He took on the defence of a man accused of blasphemy.

He was fearless and never gave any time to the threats.

He said he would live for the struggle and die for the struggle.

At 8.30am on Wednesday, in the city of Multan,

two men entered Rashid’s office and opened fire.

It was not widely reported, either on the web or in the papers.

©Sue Norton

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