Gunmen targeted Sabeena Mahmud on Friday after she hosted “Unsilencing Balochistan”, a seminar on the politics of the separatist insurgency in the Pakistan province. A foremost rights activist, Mahmud was the director of The Second Floor, T2f, a cafe and arts space that gave a platform to activists in Karachi.
She was killed soon after hosting an event on Balochistan’s ‘disappeared people’.
Deeply mourn the murder of Pak human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud who valiantly raised voice against brutalities in Balochistan by Pak govt. Shocking Sabeen Mahmud shot dead Salute her resolve to change the world Must speak on without fear for the voiceless. “I felt so hopeless about this country, and then when I started meeting people here we got strength from each other” Sabeen Mahmud.
‘Bravest woman,’ free speech activist Sabeen Mahmud killed in Pakistan. Sabeen Mahmud was a human rights activist owner of a coffee shop and performance space in Karachi, Pakistan, designed to bring people together — for music, dance, art exhibitions and dialog, sometimes over divisive issues. Mahmud, 40, was fatally gunned down as she left T2F (The Second Floor) following an event — a panel discussion titled “Unsilencing Balochistan” — in a shooting that also left her mother critically injured.