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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Pakistani Lawyers Beat Down by Musharraf Gov't

The sight of lawyers in suits rioting has to be memorialized with some pictures.

US News:
Pakistan's Lawyers Take On Musharraf -- The state of emergency declared by Pakistan's military ruler, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, has plunged the country into a judicial crisis as the lawyers fraternity—which has been leading street protests for the past five days—is pledging to boycott courts being led by Musharraf's replacement judges.

The rise of the judiciary has been directed by the ousted Supreme Court Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, who is increasingly emerging as a potential rival to Musharraf. "We consider Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry as the 'constitutional' head of the judiciary and refuse to appear before the judges who have taken fresh oaths under the emergency order," says Ahsan Bhon, the president of the Lahore Bar Council. [...]

Pakistani lawyers riot------

Pakistani lawyers riot------
photo sources:
NY Times:
Pakistani Lawyers Angered as Hope for Change Faded

In pictures: Lawyers' protest

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