I doubt that the Pakistani government anticipated that the abduction of Amina Masood Junjua’s husband would produce a revolution. I doubt that they anticipated that this petite housewife who was once mostly interested in painting and flower arrangments, would become the most powerful voice in the country demanding justice and rights for the individuals kidnapped and disappeared by the Pakistani intelligence. ..When on 30th July 2005 her husband Masood Janjua was kidnapped by the Pakistani intelligence, Amina Masood’s entire world and world view changed. Initiatlly frantic and helpless, she slowly and determinedly decided to take the case to the Supreme Court and into the corridors of power. And she did it quite often by simply standing in front of the Supreme Court building with a placard insisting on the return of her husband. Other times she camped out and refused to move. Her courage, her determination and her singular focus made her the spokesperson for the many other thousands who then came forward with their own cases, and eventually led to the creation of the Defense of Human Rights (DHR) which now is the main representative for the demands of justice for Pakistan’s disappeared…As I sit in her office at the technology college her husband had founded, and that she now not only helps run, but also maintains her DHR offices in, I can’t help but think that she is an unlikely human rights fighter. When I ask about her husband she speaks of their deep love, their vacations to the north of the country, to their shared interest in books and poetry. She reaches ito her bag and pulls out a clear, plastic envelop with family photoraphs in, and puts them out for me to see. I notice a greeting card and open it – “To my loveliest Amina, From Masood.” A missive of love from the days when they were courting…”We were so extremely close, so happy, our world was so heavenly – we were always visiting friends, having parties at.home. He was so caring and kind to our children