Hillary, Obama, Biden demand release of Aitzaz AhsanNovember 17th, 2007 - 2:12 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Nov 17 (ANI): American Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and Joseph Biden have asked President Pervez Musharraf to release Aitzaz Ahsan, the President of the Pakistan Supreme Court Bar Association.
They have added their signatures to a letter, dated November 6, to Musharraf, already signed by 33 US Senators demanding the release of Aitzaz Ahsan, who also acted as counsel of the sacked Chief Justice, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
With their signatures, and that of two more Senators, 38 American Senators have now signed the letter demanding the release of Ahsan, whos being held in Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi since November 3.
The senators wrote that they were concerned about the detention of Ahsan, the Daily Times reported.
“It is simply not right that Ahsan is being jailed for doing his job as an attorney by defending the rights of his client,” the letter stated.
“We ask that you immediately look into the matter, and urge you to release Ahsan from prison immediately,” it added. (ANI)
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