Thursday, November 15, 2007

IBA calls upon the world’s bars and law societies to support lawyers and judges in Pakistan

Global Research, November 8, 2007

The International Bar Association (IBA) is calling upon its member bars and law societies across the globe to support lawyers and judges in Pakistan . Since President Musharraf declared a state of emergency and suspended the Pakistan constitution on 3 November 2007, mass protests, led by judges and lawyers, have taken place. Recent reports suggest that thousands of lawyers have been arrested and subjected to torture and ill-treatment for protesting against President Musharraf’s action. Among those arrested is Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry who is believed to be under house arrest.

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