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Funeral for Pakistan rights activist

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 01:12

Mourners say a final farewell to a human rights activist shot dead on Friday in the Pakistan city of Karachi. Paul Chapman reports.

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More than 200 family, friends and colleagues gathered to say a final farewell to human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud. She was shot dead leaving a cafe in Karachi where she held art exhibitions and talks. She'd just hosted a seminar on the disappearance of political campaigners in Baluchistan. Lawmaker Farooq Sattar was among those to pay tribute. (SOUNDBITE)(Urdu) LAWMAKER FAROOQ SATTAR SAYING: "She was a strong and effective voice of civil society. She was unbiased and she spoke in a principled way without compromise. She would take a stance on principles. She would highlight the ordeals of the oppressed. I think her martyrdom is a great national loss." Mahmud was gunned down by a man on a motorbike. Her mother, who was with her, was wounded. Pakistan's military says it's asked the intelligence agencies to help track down the killer.

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Funeral for Pakistan rights activist

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 01:12