PAKISTAN: Community protests activist's murder

April 20, 2005

On April 10, 200 people, many from the Labour Party Pakistan, gathered at a few hours notice to discuss a campaign to support the family of Yasmeen Kanwal, who was murdered on April 4. The meeting followed a protest on April 7 in the centre of Lahore. Kanwal, an activist with the Women Workers Help Line, is believed to have been killed by her neighbour because she complained about him coming onto her rooftop. Medical reports indicate that the six-month pregnant Kanwal was sexually assaulted before her death, and fought back vigorously. The April 10 meeting decided to start a campaign in the district highlighting the growing number of attacks on women.

From Green Left Weekly, April 20, 2005.
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