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Thousands pay respects to Pakistan’s ‘human rights giant’

Thousands pay respects to Pakistan's 'human rights giant'

Thousands of people attended the funeral of prominent Pakistani lawyer and human rights activist, Asma Jahangir, in the city of Lahore.

Throughout her life, she spoke out for women and minority rights – and openly criticised Pakistan's military, intelligence and right-wing political parties.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the world had lost a "human rights giant".

Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports.

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