Jahangir, UN special rapporteur on Iran, dies

February 12, 2018

Asma Jahangir, the chair of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, has died of a heart attack, her daughter Muneeze Jahangir said.

Jahangir, 66, suffered a cardiac arrest in Lahore on Saturday night and died the following day, the Guardian reported.

She was also the president of the Supreme Court bar association and had served as the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran since 2016.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi led tributes to Jahangir, saying her death was a great loss for the legal fraternity, and praying for her and her family.

MH/PA

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