Asma Jahangir Arrested

Your support and urgent action is request. Please write to General Musharraf at the Pakistani High Commission. Email at hoc@phclondon.org or write to them to the address below demanding Asma Jahangir’s release alongside all other detainees:

Head of Chancery
High Commission for Pakistan
34 – 36 Lowndes Square
London
SW1X 9JN

In his wisdom, General Musharraf has decided to arrest a whole cross section of free thinkers which include human rights activists, artists, intellectuals, lawyers and Judges.

Amongst those arrested is Asma Jahanghir. She has set up a regular update of the situation in Pakistan, an extract of it is published below:

“The situation in the country is uncertain. There is a strong crackdown on the press and lawyers. Majority of the judges of the Supreme Court and four High Courts have not taken oath. The Chief Justice is under house arrest (unofficially). The President of the Supreme Court Bar (Aitzaz Ahsan) and 2 former presidents, Mr. Muneer Malik and Tariq Mahmood have been imprisoned for one month under the Preventive Detention laws. The resident of the Lahore High Court Mr. Ahsan Bhoon and former bar leader Mr. Ali Ahmed Kurd have also been arrested. The police are looking or 6 other lawyers, including President of Peshawar and Karachi bar. The President of Lahore bar is also in hiding. There are other scores political leaders who have also been arrested. Yesterday I was house arrested for 90 days”. For the full update click here

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