Mukhtar Mai Speaks Out on Rape Verdict

In 2002 Mukhtar Mai was gang-raped at the orders of a local Pakistani jirga in retaliation for a minor offense by her brother (he loved a girl from a different social class). On April 21 the country’s Supreme Court released five of the six alleged rapists.

Shehrbano Taseer: Roses for Her Father's Killer

My father, Salmaan Taseer, governor of the Pakistani province of Punjab, was murdered on Jan. 4, shot dead in broad daylight by the policeman tasked to protect him. Acting out of a twisted piety, the man—Malik Mumtaz Qadri—shot my father because of his belief that Pakistan’s blasphemy laws have been misused to persecute religious minorities.