Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Pakistani socialist arrested again
Leader of the Labour Party of Pakistan, FAROOQ TARIQ, has been arrested again by police. This is in the context of a continuing crisis for the government of General Musharraf
Farooq’s lawyer explains the current situation:
•Police has no detention orders (up till now) for him, so we can say the arrest is very illegal.
On MOnday he was initially detained in Hurbancepura police station
from 4:00 am to 10:00 pm. Many civil society activists visited to him
including Joint Action Committee and Pakistan Social Forum's officials.
•At 10:00 pm Tuesday he was shifted on unknown place by the police.
•By a provision of the law, within 24 hours of the arrest police have
to produce the arrestee with the statement of alligation/alligations or some evidences to the duty session Judge. After the arguments by the lawyers and judgment, Judge may send him to jail or retain him with the police for further investigation.
•Now the limit of 24 hours is crucial, to avoid the provision of law
police shifted him to another unknown place before the 24 hours are passed.
•Police officials are denying providing any information or legal status to anybody regarding Farooq.
•A habeas corpus petition against the police by the Lahore Bar
Association is in process.
•To day SHO provide some false statements/allegations verbally before
the Judge and did not produce Farooq as per notice given by the court.
•The Court passed fresh orders to Police Superintend of the region to
produce Farooq tomorrow with the allegations or detention orders by the interior ministry. Now the date 07-06-2007 would be important in this regard.
•All District Bar Associations of Lahore, High court Bar Associations, Media Associations, Political Parties and civil society organizations are in solidarity with us.