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Asma Nawab

Asma Nawab’s wrongful imprisonment sheds light on slow justice in Pakistan

KARACHI: Asma Nawab spent two decades in jail, wrongfully accused of murdering her family. Finally acquitted, she is seeking a new life, free from whispers and memories, as her plight draws fresh questions over Pakistan's woeful justice system. Nawab was just 16 years old when someone slit the throats of her parents and only brother during an attempted robbery at their home in Karachi in 1998. With the killings dominating headlines, prosecutors pushed for swift justice in a 12-day trial that ended with a death sentence…

Freed after 20 years, can Asma Nawab sue state?

KARACHI: A woman infamously put on death row for killing her family in 1998 has been acquitted and walked free after 20 years in prison, her lawyer said Friday. Asma Nawab was just 16 when her parents and brother were murdered in 1998, apparently during an attempted robbery in Karachi. The familial nature of the murders sent a chill through the city, setting them apart from the political, ethnic and sectarian violence that gripped Karachi for many years. Nawab, her then-fiance Farhan Ahmed and two others were…