Human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud shot dead in Pakistan

Human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud has been shot dead in Pakistan shortly after attending a meeting on abuses in Baluchistan province. Her mother was critically injured.

Pakistani rights activist Sabeen Mahmud was on her way home in Karachi Friday night with her mother when unidentified gunmen attacked their car. Mahmud was shot five times and died at the scene. Her mother is in critical condition.

The 40-year-old civil liberties activist and social worker was director of The Second Floor (T2F), a community space for open dialogue. For Friday T2F had organized a talk called ‘Unsilencing Balochistan Take 2,’ featuring two prominent Baluch rights activists, Mama Abdul Qadeer and Farzana Baluch, which Mahmud had announced on her Twitter page:

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