Lawyers arrested in Pakistan

The arrests occurred after the president issued an imposition of emergency rule

By Melissa Kluger

On Monday November 5th, 2007

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Police in Pakistan used tear gas today to silence lawyers protesting against the imposition of emergency rule by President Pervez Musharraf. The Pakistani president cited spiraling militancy and hostile judges to justify his decision. Two hundred lawyers are among the thousands of activists and political opponents that have been detained by police.

As he was shoved into a police car, one lawyer told Reuters , “We are not scared of these arrests. We will continue our fight, come what may.”

Read more:

Pakistan attempts to crush protests by lawyers (New York Times)
Bush urges Musharraf to press on with elections (CTV.ca) [Ed. note: Link is no longer active]
Musharraf to quit the military; elections planned (Globe and Mail) [Ed. note: Link is no longer active]