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Latest update : 2011-12-02

Sherry Rehman takes the reigns

One year ago, former MP Shehrbano "Sherry" Rehman risked her personal safety when she dared to defy religious leaders by proposing changes to blasphemy laws. One time information minister, and twice elected to Parliament, Sherry Rehman is now taking on a new and challenging role as Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States. Our reporters, Noémie Lehouelleur and Olivier Joulie, went to find out what life is like for Pakistan's most threatened woman.

By Olivier Joulie , Noemie LEHOUELLEUR

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