Human Rights in Pakistan
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This paper examines how Pakistan, which has a constitution that declares freedom of religion, is highly influenced by the Islamic religion. It looks at how there are many "blasphemy laws", which give criminal penalties for offenses against the religion of Islam and serve as tools of religious persecution, and how these laws have been used to unjustly put people into prison for business or economic reasons, as well as religious ones. It discusses how child labor and rights are also big issues in Pakistan and how Pakistan's human rights problems extend to other areas, including police brutality, cruel and unusual punishment, lack of women's rights, rape, the death penalty, and many other violations. It also looks at the work of Amnesty International in easing these violations.
From the Paper:"Amnesty International has been working during many of the past years to help end the human rights violations in Pakistan. Amnesty asks Pakistan to release all prisoners of conscience, give all citizens fair trial, train law enforcement to obtain the law, replace cruel punishment with those permitted by international human rights laws, revise women's and children's rights laws, stop all executions and abolish the death penalty, uphold law and order and investigate all human rights violations to ensure more violations do not occur in the future (Amnesty International - Time to Take Human Rights Seriously). Using such methods Amnesty has successfully helped release prisoners of conscience and take youths off of death row."
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