On the 18th of June 2019 Global Human Rights Defence (GHRD), in collaboration with LiREC, held a press conference at the Press room of the Italian Parliament in Rome, concerning the human rights violations faced by women belonging to religious minorities in Pakistan.
Shortly before the beginning of the Press Conference, Juliette Rierink (GHRD) was interviewed by the national italian newspaper agency “Dire”, which asked her to explain the content and the aim of the human rights report on Pakistan published by GHRD in March 2019 – as it would be presented during the conference. Lawyer Sasuie Abbas Leghari was also interviewed and asked to report a relevant case of international protection claimed in the UK on the basis of religious discrimination suffered in Pakistan.
Raffaella di Marzio – Director of the Centre for Studies on Freedom of Religion, Belief and Conscience;
Stefano Ceccanti – Member of the Italian Parliament, constitutional lawyer and writer;
Stefania Pucciarelli – Member of the Italian Parliament and President of the Commission for the promotion of Human Rights;
Valeria Fedeli – Member of the Italian Parliament and member of the Commission for the Promotion of Human Rights;
Juliette Rierink – Human Rights Officer GHRD
Sasuie Abbas Leghari – Immigration lawyer born in Pakistan and working in the United Kingdom for the Sindh Immigration Service;
Sara Tosoni – Legal intern at GHRD (helping with translations ITA/ENG)