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12:00 AM, January 21, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 21, 2020

Top Pak activist prevented from leaving country

Pakistani authorities refused to let a top human rights lawyer leave the country, citing her “anti-state activities”, she told AFP yesterday, in what appeared to be the latest example of an ongoing rights crackdown. Jalila Haider, who last year featured on a BBC list of 100 inspiring and influential women for her work defending women’s rights in Pakistan, was briefly detained by immigration officials in Lahore as she tried to fly to Britain to attend a workshop on women’s issues. They released her after several hours, she told AFP, but barred her from leaving the country, telling her that her name was on a no-fly list.  

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