Monday, December 24, 2007

Pakistan’s Tyranny Continues

The New York Times published this must-read op-ed by Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan yesterday.

A former minister of the interior and of law and justice, Aitzaz Ahsan is the president of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan.

He successfully represented now-deposed Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Chaudhry’s case in the Supreme Court which reinstated the Chief Justice and declared his March 2007 suspension by President Pervez Musharraf “illegal”.

Aitzaz Ahsan and Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry have been under house arrest since Musharraf’s declaration of the state of emergency on November 3rd.