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Urgent Action: Stop illegal detention of politicians and a union leader

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Urgent Action: Stop illegal detention of politicians and a union leader

Three politicians and a trade union leader are among those arrested on charges of sedition and rioting, after making speeches against the imposition of emergency rule by General Musharraf. The group has been remanded in police custody in Karachi until 19 November, and are at risk of torture or ill treatment. In the context of the state of emergency, the charges against the men appear to be politically motivated in an effort to suppress their right to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly.


By Amnesty International, USA.


Human rights Policy Resource.