Pakistan uses new antiterror law to crack down on militants

[JURIST] Pakistani officials said Saturday that they will use their enhanced Anti-Terrorism Act to try over 100 members of militant Islamic factions detained in the Punjab province this weekend. The crackdown comes shortly after the revelation that the bombers implicated in the July 7 attacks in London [JURIST report] were of Pakistani descent and had travelled to Pakistan prior to the bombings. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has criticized Britain for not doing enough to deal with violent Islamic fundamentalism within its own borders [BBC report]. Reuters has more.

 

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