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Fresh Air, Asma Jahangir

Written by: Terry Gross
Narrated by: Terry Gross
Length: 45 mins

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Human Rights Lawyer Asma Jahangir. She's been at the forefront of the movements for women's rights, human rights and peace in Pakistan for twenty years. She co-founded the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. In her work she's defended a boy against the charge of blasphemy-the penalty would have been death. She's defended the right of women to choose their own husbands. Because of her efforts she's been arrested, received death threats, and been the target of hostile propaganda. Jahangir is one of the six recipients of the new Millennium peace Prize for Women, which is co-sponsored by the UN Development Fund for Women. (Broadcast Date: March 12, 2001)
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