Pakistan’s attorney general says 700 people are held without trial

Author : Mircea Birca | Saturday, January 26, 2013
Posted in category Eurasia News, South East Asia
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Irfan Qadir, Pakistan’s attorney general, said that the country is holding around 700 possible militants without trial in camps along the border with Afghanistan.

The attorney made this statement during a hearing in front of the Supreme Court regarding 7 suspected militants that are claiming that have been abused by Pakistani spies.

Qadir wanted to draw attention to a controversial law that permits Pakistani forces to detain suspects in country’s insurgency tribal regions.

Amnesty International said that “thousands have been arbitrarily detained, risking torture, other ill-treatment and even death while in custody.” Pakistan has denied those accusations.

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