Rashid Rehman

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Rashid Rehman
Born (1958-10-13)13 October 1958
Karachi, Pakistan
Died 7 May 2014(2014-05-07) (aged 55)
Multan, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Lawyer
Children 3

Rashid Rehman (13 October 1958 – 7 May 2014) was a prominent Pakistani lawyer and a regional coordinator for the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP).[1] He was well known for his work with clients who were poor or who were charged under Pakistan's vigorous blasphemy laws. After he became the defence lawyer for Junaid Hafeez in a controversial and widely publicized blasphemy case, he received death-threats but refused to abandon his client. He was shot and killed by gunmen on 7 May 2014.[2]

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