UN Secretary-General’s statement on the death of human rights activist Asma Jahangir : United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan


UN Secretary-General’s statement on the death of human rights activist Asma Jahangir
12 February 2018


12 February 2018
UNIC/PRESS RELEASE/023-2018

 

FROM THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL

 

UN Secretary-General’s statement on the death of human rights activist Asma Jahangir

 

We have lost a human rights giant. News of the death of Asma Jahangir on 11 February is echoing within her native Pakistan and across the world. She was a tireless advocate for inalienable rights of all people and for equality – whether in her capacity as a Pakistani lawyer in the domestic justice system, as a global civil society activist, or as a Special Rapporteur.

 

Asma was brilliant, deeply principled, courageous and kind. I convey my heartfelt condolences to Asma’s family, friends and colleagues, including in the United Nations and civil society within which she was such a leader. Asma will not be forgotten.

 

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