We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Asma Jahangir, a Pakistani lawyer and activist for human rights, on Sunday, 11 February 2018. FIDH shares the sorrow of her family, colleagues and friends of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and wishes to express our whole-hearted support.
Asma was FIDH Vice-President from 2010 to 2013. She was the incarnation of our movement and its values. For us she was a model of intellectuel refinement, bravery and courage that she used to serve the cause that we want to serve, namely the defence of human rights and democracy around the world.
Asma Jahangir was one of those people who stands up when faced with injustice, who rebels against inequality and resists indifference in order to make the world fairer.
Today, the human rights defence community mourns a great woman who will continue to be a source of motivations for us all and will inspire us to continue our fight.
With great solidarity,