Pakistani women's rights activist flees to US

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Gulalai Ismail escapes after months in hiding and seeks political asylum

A prominent Pakistani activist, whose campaigns to empower girls have won her international awards and recognition, has defied a travel ban and fled to the US.

Gulalai Ismail said she feared for her life after speaking out against sexual violence and disappearances allegedly carried out by the army in north-western Pakistan.

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