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Pakistan’s Courts Need to Do More to Acknowledge Mental Illness

November 28, 2017 Rimmel Mohydin

Khizar Hayat faces a death sentence for murder in Pakistan—despite being a victim of schizophrenia.

How Young Pakistanis Are Sharing Their World on Bolo Jawan

September 28, 2017 Jonathan Birchall, Areebah Shahid

Weddings, politics, food, sport and more: a new website is giving young Pakistanis the opportunity to write about life from their point of view.

In the Crosshairs, Syria’s Doctors Are Still Saving Lives—and Bearing Witness

April 18, 2017 Donna McKay

Chemical agents and attacks on hospitals have become horrific weapons of war in the ongoing conflict. But doctors are being trained to document atrocities like these—so that war criminals can one day be held to account.

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