Imprisonment of a young Pakistani woman with Down syndrome


Imprisonment of a young Pakistani woman with Down syndrome: The Jérôme Lejeune Foundation joins the global outrage against this abomination, and offers a medical assessment of the situation to the Ambassador of Pakistan in Paris.

The Jérôme Lejeune Foundation, a specialist in the diagnosis and care of intellectual disabilities of a genetic origin, one of whose main missions is to advocate for persons with Down syndrome, joins forces in the global outrage against the imprisonment of a young Pakistani woman, whom most sources cite as having Down syndrome.

It welcomes the reaction of the French Foreign Ministry denouncing all death sentences for religious or political reasons. As the homeland for human rights, France should mobilise itself to save this young woman, who moreover is likely mentally handicapped, threatened with death.

It proposes that this question be included in the next conference of ambassadors, which is to be held in Paris from next Monday 27th August 2012.

In view of the preparation of the report that Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardi has requested, Jean-Marie Le Méné, President of the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation, sent a proposal to the Pakistani ambassador to Paris, HE Shafkat Saeed. The Jérôme Lejeune Foundation, through its specialised medical consultation (5,000 patients), provides the authorities with expert information to clarify the scientific basis for the exemption from liability of the young Rimsha if Down syndrome was proven.