Less attention has been paid by the media to a human rights lawyer who remains under house arrest in Pakistan. She is Asma Jahangir, head of Pakistan's Human Rights Commission -- the website for which, incidentally, appears to have been removed from the Internet. (Jahangir photo at left courtesy of jazbah.org, a website by and about women in Pakistan)
was placed under house arrest last Saturday, and since then the government has turned her two-story family villa into a jail. More than 20 prison guards, some with submachine guns, are posted in her garden, and plainclothes officers in oversize suits peer through her windows.
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Life under house arrest has been 'just lovely, and it hasn't hurt me,' Jahangir, 55 and mother of three, said Friday in an interview at her home. 'I am so proud of Pakistanis and specifically of our lawyers for speaking out and getting their heads bashed in for a better Pakistan.'