Pakistan Rights body condemns detention of Aitzaz, others

January 3rd, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by admin  

Karachi, Jan 3 (ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has strongly condemned the extension of illegal detention of Supreme Court Bar Association President Aitzaz Ahsan, Justice (Retired) Tariq Mahmood, and former President Ali Ahmed Kurd.
This illegal decision of the present regime is not only without any legal or moral reason or justification, but is on account of personal vengeance and vendetta, only because these senior leaders of the lawyers community had successfully pleaded the case of Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, The Nation quoted HRCP Secretary General Iqbal Haider, as saying.
They are continuing to play a commendable heroic role in the lawyers movement for the independence of judiciary, rule of law, freedom of press and restoration of true uncontrolled democracy, he added
Haider expressed shock that despite repeated requests to the federal and provincial governments as well as to the jail authorities, Aitzaz was not even allowed to attend the funeral ceremony of his party leader and former Prime Minister Banazir Bhutto.
He further demanded the release of these leaders. (ANI)

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