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

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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