US lawmakers ask Musharraf to release Aitzaz Ahsan

November 14th, 2007 - 10:19 am ICT by admin  

The letter, dated November 6 and signed by 33 US senators, stated that Aitzaz Ahsan was a noted lawyer and a senior politician and his arrest was of grave concern for the US senators.

They asked Musharraf for his immediate release, the Daily Times reported.

The senators praised Musharraf’s efforts in the war against terror but also acknowledged Aitzaz’s profile as a politician and a lawyer.

“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 this matter, and urge you to release Ahsan from prison immediately,” they added. (ANI)

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