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In memoriam: Asma Jahangir

Article by Tahirih Danesh

February 12, 2018

In memoriam: Asma Jahangir

The Iran Human Rights Review Editorial team are saddened to hear of the sudden passing of valiant human rights icon, Asma Jahangir, and offer her family our condolences. Having served as the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief,  Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary & arbitrary executions, she made great strides in advancing the cause of human rights for all Iranians. Ms Jahangir was a fearless advocate for minorities and women’s rights everywhere, and an incomparable champion of truth and transparency before those in positions of power. She leaves behind a great legacy as a member of the human family, and a body of work as a human rights expert that can only help to inspire a new generation to re-imagine institutions, communities and lives that help better living conditions for all who inhabit the planet.

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