Asma Jahangir Passes Away
February 12, 2018
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Asma Jahangir after she suffered a heart attack. She fought injustice her entire life. As a lawyer and human rights defender, she took on many of the most difficult and dangerous issues as She challenged discriminatory laws and represented individuals to right grievous wrongs.
The media coverage globally and at home shows the depth and breadth of her work in Pakistan and abroad, as well as the risks and threats that she faced:
- https://tribune.com.pk/story/1632424/1-heart-gold-asma-jahangir-knew/ (Pakistan)
- https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/279732-eminent-lawyer-and-activist-asma-jahangir-passes-away (Pakistan)
She received the Martin Ennals Award in 1995 at a time, as she so often was, when she was at significant personal risk.
We offer her family, her friends, and her colleagues our deepest condolences.