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Pakistani men gather in a store as they watch a broadcast of a speech by newly appointed Prime Minister Imran Khan, in Lahore, 19 August 2018

Rizwan Razi was arrested for alleged social media posts that criticized the Pakistani military and judiciary. He was released on bail on 10 February.

Pakistani journalists hold placards and banners during a demonstration as part of World Press Freedom Day in Islamabad, 3 May 2018, Muhammed Semih Ugurlu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The Pakistan Press Foundation said the media endured an “unprecedented level of imposed self-censorship” in 2018.

Pakistani students in Karachi protest against the release of CIA contractor Raymond Davis, after blood money secured his release, 17 March 2011, ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images

So-called “blood money” laws and practices may offer a faster route to a minimum threshold of justice, but legal scholars warn they can also lead to grave abuses while enabling the cycle of killings to continue.