Monday, December 17, 2007

Message from the Student Action Committee Islamabad

This is to request your urgent help. As you might know, a student protest took place today in Islamabad to protest against emergency and removal of supreme court judges and for the restoration of free media. The protest was attended by about a thousand students and people from all walks of life. In spite of lifting of emergency, however, the police resorted to violent tactics to disperse the protesters, using tear gas and rubber bullets in the process. After a brief episode of violence, most of the protesters dispersed except for few who went on to reach the CJ's house. Here, about 35 students and protesters were arrested and taken to Sectt. police station. Lawyers, students, journalists and other members of the civil society! We request you to please show up at the Sectt. police station to demand the release of these arrested students. This is your chance to stand for freedom and justice.

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