Ehsan Rehan

Editor, Rabwah Times

Location icon United States of America

Ehsan Rehan is the Founder and Editor of Rabwah Times, a digital media publication. He covers Human Rights & Religious Freedom issues across South Asia.

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Rabwah Times
06/09/2017
Pakistani Journalist run over by car days after Police refused to investigate death threats

A Pakistani journalist known for reporting on Pakistan's minorities was run over by a car on Friday. The incident comes just days after Police refused to investigate death threats against him. 39-year-old Rana Tanveer who works for the Pakistan-based Express Tribune was run over by a speeding car on Friday afternoon as he was coming back from the Punjab Union of Journalists' meeting.

Rabwah Times
02/14/2017
US Mosque hosts celebration in honor of Pakistani killer

A U.S. Mosque on Sunday celebrated the death anniversary of a Pakistani man who shot and killed a sitting Governor for criticizing the country's Blasphemy Laws. Mumtaz Qadri, who was the Governor's bodyguard, assassinated liberal Pakistani politician and Governor of Punjab province Salman Taseer in 2011 for speaking out against Pakistan's controversial Blasphemy laws and expressing solidarity with a Christian woman who had been accused of blasphemy.

Rabwah Times
03/14/2017
Pakistan to offer extra college credits to girls who cover their faces

Pakistan's Minister for Higher Education has announced that girls who cover their faces will be given extra college credits. Minister Syed Raza Ali Gilani made the remarks while speaking at an Education Board meeting on Tuesday. Speaking at the event, Minister Gilani said: We are leaving our religion behind, we are forgetting our culture and ethics.

Rabwah Times
08/15/2017
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson criticizes Pakistan over lack of religious freedom

U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has criticized Pakistan for its lack of religious freedom. Tillerson made the comments while speaking at the release of 2016 International Religious Freedom Report. Speaking on August 15th, Tillerson said: As the 2016 report indicates, many governments around the world use discriminatory laws to deny their citizens freedom of religion or belief.

Rabwah Times
09/28/2017
Uproar over assault & abduction of Turkish family by Pakistani security forces

The forced abduction and assault of a Turkish couple by Pakistani security forces has sent shockwaves through the human rights community. On September 27, plainclothed officers of Pakistan's counter-terrorism department raided the house of Mesut Kacmaz, a former director of Pak-Turk schools.

Rabwah Times
06/18/2017
Algerian activist fined for sharing video 'insulting' the President

A court in Algeria has fined a Human Rights Activist and Blogger for sharing a video which 'insulted' the country's President. On June 15th, 2017, the Court in the city of M'sila convicted the Algerian citizen for sharing a video on his blog which allegedly insulted the President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika.