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Muneer Malik Citation for the 2008 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights

Mr. Malik worked as a human rights lawyer to improve human rights and restore democracy in Pakistan. In 2007, he took a leading role in fighting against the attempt made by President Musharraf to oust the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, in order to protect human rights and the independence of the judiciary. When the fight continued for the restoration of rights and the independence of the Pakistani judiciary, he did not give in to suppression, assassination attempts and the closedown of his office. His health deteriorated from alleged food poisoning that he was released from prison to become hospitalized. He had to endure all those difficult times in prison and even after his release. He did not give up. As soon as he regained his health and freedom, he has been continuously fighting for the freedom of the media and the independence of the judiciary.

Read more here: http://twurl.nl/3dkbxt

Muneer Malik Winner of 2008 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights

Today at 3 PM, in a press conference, The May 18 Memorial Foundation
in Gwangju, Korea proclaimed Mr. Muneer A. Malik as the winner for the
2008 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights.

Read more here
http://twurl.nl/hkpd63
http://twurl.nl/36rx3o


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