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Top Pakistani rights advocate Asma Jahangir dies

Leading Pakistani human rights advocate Asma Jahangir has died, her family said Sunday, in a major blow to the country's embattled rights community. She was 66. The lawyer and former UN special rapporteur died of cardiac arrest, according to her sister. "Unfortunately we have lost her," Hina Jilani, also a prominent rights activist and lawyer, told AFP. Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced, according to a statement by her daughter Munizae Jahangir, as the family waited for relatives to return to their hometown of Lahore.
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