Pakistan releases thousands of detained lawyers, activists

[JURIST] Pakistani authorities have released more than 3400 lawyers and political activists [AFP report] detained in the aftermath of President Pervez Musharraf's November 3 declaration of emergency rule [JURIST report], Interior Ministry spokesman Javed Igbal Cheema told AFP Tuesday, adding that some 2000 others still in custody would be released "soon" although the release of people facing criminal charges would take longer. Limited releases of detainees have been going on for over a week now; on November 10, the government freed some 350 Lahore lawyers [News report] detained after a massive lawyers' protest on November 5. An additional 42 Lahore lawyers were granted bail [JURIST report] by an anti-terrorism judge Monday, the same day that the incoming governor of Balochistan province promised that all lawyers, politicians and activists held there would be released a goodwill gesture.

The Hong Kong-based Asian Human Rights Commission [advocacy website] circulated what it termed an "incomplete" list early Tuesday of more than 500 Pakistani lawyers - including judges and bar officials - it says have been detained, jailed or held under house arrest. It is not yet clear how many of those on the list are included in the most recent releases, although UN officials reported Friday that chairwoman of the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief Asma Jahangir (#419) had been freed [JURIST report] from her two-week house arrest:

Judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan that have been brought under house arrest

1. Mr. Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, chief justice of Pakistan
2. Mr. Justice Rana Bhagwandas,
3. Mr. Justice Ghulam Rabbani,
4. Mr. Justice Naseer-ul-Mulk,
5. Mr. Justice Shakir-ullah Jan
6. Mr. Justice Khalil Ramday,
7. Mr. Justice Sardar Ahmed Raza,
8. Mr. Justice Falak Sher
9. Mr. Tassudaq Husain Jillani
10. Mr. Justice Raja Fayyaz,
11. Mr. Justice Syed Jamshed Ali

Judges of the Sindh High Court that have been brought under house arrested

1. Mr. Justice Sabih Uddin Ahemd, Chief Justice of Sindh
2. Mr. Justice Shahani
3. Mr. Justice Musheer Alam
4. Ms. Noor Naz Agha

Other Lawyers and prominent members of the judiciary

1. Mr. Syed Hassan Tariq advocate, tortured in custody; a prominent human rights lawyer and member of executive committee of district bar association in Nawabshah, Sindh Province. He is now presently admitted at the National Medical College and Hospital in Nawabshah, Sindh. He was arrested and tortured by Police officer Mr. Ghulam Nabi Kharal, Station House Officer (SHO) of A Section police station in Nawabshah; Dr. Arbab Rahim, chief provincial minister of Sindh on 8 to 12 November 2007

2. Mr. Ali Ahmed Kurd, former vice president of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC), the supreme body of lawyers. He was last seen on November 5, while being taken away by agents attached to the Inter Services Intelligence (I.S.I.) from Adiala Jail where he was detained, he was taken away by the intelligence agencies and was tortured. Now he is shifted to Gujranwala jail, Punjab province.

3. Mr. Munir A. Malik, former President of Supreme Court bar association, arrested on November 3, he was tortured in Attock Jail, North Western Province, he is admitted in government hospital after having blood from his urine

4. Retired Justice Tariq Mahmood, he is isolated ward of in Adiala Jail Rawlpindi, Punjab province.

5. Mr. Jawed Iqbal Burqi, a prominent lawyer in Karachi, arrested on November 4, presently in Central Jail, Karachi

6. Mr. Abrar Hassan, president of Sindh high court bar association, no medicine is allowed

7. Mr. Imdad Awan, president of Sukkur high court bar association, arrested on November 4, not provided medicines for his blood pressure and diabetes

8. Ms. Noor Naz Agha, a leading lawyer in Karachi, arrested on November 3, presently in Karachi prison, she was kept for many days in male lockup in Karachi

9. Ms. Jameela Manzoor, arrested on November 5, she was charged with high treason

10. Mr. Ahsan Bhoon, president of Lahore high court Bar association,he was beaten at the time of his arrest.

11. Retired Justice Mr. Rasheed Razvi, arrested from Sindh high court and kept in Karachi jail, Sindh

12. Mr. Justice (retired) Abul Inam was arrested from Sindh high court and kept in Karachi jail.

13. Mr Abdul Hafeez Lakho, former law minister, was arrested from sindh high court and kept in Karachi jai.

14. Mr. Akhtar Hussain advocate, former president of Sindh high court bar association, arrested from Sindh high court building and kept in Karachi Jail.

15. Mr. Muneer- ur Rehman, general secretary Sindh High court bar association, arrested from court building and kept in Karachi Jail.

16. Mr. Naeem Querashi, general secretary, Karachi Bar association, taken to unknown place.

List of Lawyer activists that have been arrested

1. A.R. Arshad
2. Aathr Mehmood
3. Abdul Aziz
4. Abdul Hameed
5. Abdul Hameed
6. Abdul Majid
7. Abdul Munaf
8. Abdul Qadoos
9. Abdul Rasheed Qureshi
10. Abdul Sami
11. Abdul Shakoor
12. Abdullah Aslam
13. Abid Hussain
14. Abid Hussain
15. Abid Masood
16. Abid Minhas
17. Abid Nazir
18. Abida Choudhry
19. Abu Abaida
20. Adeel Hussain
21. Adnan Ahmed
22. Aftab Rahim
23. Aftab Sherazi
24. Afzal
25. Afzal Ali
26. Ahmed / Zameer Ahmed
27. Ahmed Ali Faisal
28. Ahmed Bilal Faisal
29. Ahmed Raza
30. Ahsan Bhon
31. Alamdar Hussain
32. Ali Ajmal
33. Ali Athar
34. Ali Nawaz
35. Allah Buksh
36. Altaf Hussain
37. Amar Majeed
38. Amen Arshad
39. Amin Shehzad
40. Amir Hassan
41. Amir Latif Kashif
42. Amir Sanaullah
43. Amir Suhail
44. Amjad Ali
45. Amjad Mehmood
46. Ammer Hamza Khan
47. Anees
48. Anees Ali Hashmi
49. Anees Arshad
50. Anwar Ismail Khan
51. Anwar Kamal
52. Arshad Ali Rashid
53. Arshad Farooq
54. Arshad Javed
55. Arshad Naqvi
56. Asghar Khan Niazi
57. Ashraf Bhatti
58. Ashtar Ausaf Ali
59. Asif Ahmed Niswana
60. Asif Choudhry
61. Asim Farooq
62. Asim Mehmood
63. Asma Jahangir
64. Atif Choudhry
65. Atif Mustaqeem
66. Atta ur Rehman
67. Attif Mehmood
68. Attif Pervaiz
69. Ayub Shehzad
70. Ayyaz Mehroz Sandhoo
71. Azam Chohan
72. Azhar Aqeel
73. Azhar Hameed
74. Azhar Hameed
75. Azhar Majeed
76. Aziz ur Rehman
77. Azmat Ali
78. Babar Irshad
79. Bashir / Shabbir A. Choudhry
80. Bashrat Ali
81. Beenish Choudhry
82. Bilal Hassan Minto
83. Ehsan Aziz
84. Ehsan Qadir
85. Fahimudin
86. Faisal Afzal Awan
87. Faisal Chaudhry
88. Faisal Hafeez
89. Faisal Mahmood
90. Farooq Ali Bajwa
91. Fatima
92. Fatima Najeeb
93. Fayyaz Ahmed
94. Fida Abbas
95. Firdous Butt
96. Firdous Imtiaz
97. G.A. Khan
98. Ghulam Ahmed Khan
99. Ghulam Ali Khan
100. Ghulam Hussain
101. Ghulam Muhammad Sarfraz
102. Ghulam Mustafa
103. Ghulam Rasool Shahid
104. Hafiz Abdul Rehman Ansari
105. Hafiz Muhammad Tahir
106. Hafiz Saif ur Rehman
107. Hafiz Tariq Mehmood
108. Hakumat Ali
109. Hameed Chaudhry
110. Hamid Raza Bukhari
111. Haroon Ahmed
112. Hashmat
113. Hashmat
114. Hassan Islam
115. Hassnain Abbas
116. Hifza Aziz
117. Huma Shah
118. Hummayon Pervaiz
119. Iffat Saeed Choudhry
120. Iftikhar Ahmed Bhatti
121. Iftikhar Iqbal
122. Ijaz
123. Ijaz Ahmed Khan
124. Imran Akram
125. Imran Ameer
126. Imran Haider
127. Imran Masood
128. Imran Mushtaq
129. Imran Qureshi
130. Iram Waris
131. Irfan Ahmed
132. Irfan Ahmed
133. Irfan Akram
134. Irfan Asghar
135. Irfan Gaos
136. Irfan Gill
137. Irfan ul Haq
138. Izaat Nageen
139. Izhar Ahmed
140. Jahangir Bhatti
141. Jamshed
142. Jamshed Alam
143. Javed Iqbal
144. Javed Rasool
145. Javed Shabbir Khan
146. Kafeel Ahmed
147. Kaleem Ahmed Khurshid
148. Kamran
149. Karamat Ali
150. Kashif
151. Kashif Javaid
152. Khalid Akmal
153. Khalid Awan
154. Khalid Dogar
155. Khalid Dogar
156. Khalid Jameel Affaq
157. Khalid Majeed Afaq
158. Khalid Mehmood
159. Khalifa Saeed Ali Raza Shah
160. Khaliq ur Rehman
161. Khawaja Ziaullah
162. Khawaja Ziaullah
163. Khawaja Ziaullah
164. Khawar Hussain
165. Khurram Tahseer
166. Liaqat Naseer
167. M. Irshad Choudhry
168. M.Ayaz Butt
169. M.D. Chaudhry
170. Mahboob Ahmed Khan
171. Mahboob ul Hassan
172. Mahmood Ahmed
173. Mahmood Hussain
174. Malik Muhammad Basheer Awan
175. Malik Muhammad Fareed
176. Malik Muhammad Nadeem
177. Malik Shehzad
178. Manawar Hussain
179. Mansoor Ali Shah
180. Maqsood Ahmed
181. Mashhood Hussain
182. Masood Ahmed Zafar
183. Mazhar Farooq
184. Mazhar Hayyat
185. Mehmood Ahmed Awan
186. Mian Irfan
187. Mian Khalid Rashid
188. Mian Shahzad Khadim
189. Mian Shaukat Ali
190. Mian Suhail Ahmed
191. Moaazam Ali
192. Mubashir Rehman
193. Mudassar Imran
194. Muhammad Abdullah
195. Muhammad Affaq
196. Muhammad Aftab Alam
197. Muhammad Afzaal
198. Muhammad Afzaal
199. Muhammad Afzal
200. Muhammad Afzal
201. Muhammad Afzal Javed
202. Muhammad Afzal Khurram
203. Muhammad Afzal Loan
204. Muhammad Afzal Nazir
205. Muhammad Ahsan
206. Muhammad Ajmal
207. Muhammad Akhtar
208. Muhammad Akram
209. Muhammad Akram
210. Muhammad Akram
211. Muhammad Alamgir
212. Muhammad Alyas Khan Awan
213. Muhammad Amar
214. Muhammad Anwar
215. Muhammad Arif Siddique
216. Muhammad Arshad
217. Muhammad Ashiq Iqbal
218. Muhammad Ashraf
219. Muhammad Ashraf
220. Muhammad Asif
221. Muhammad Asif Iqbal
222. Muhammad Aslam
223. Muhammad Aslam
224. Muhammad Aslam Gondal
225. Muhammad Azam
226. Muhammad Azeem
227. Muhammad Azhar Siddiq
228. Muhammad Faisal
229. Muhammad Farid ul Hassan
230. Muhammad Farooq
231. Muhammad Faryad Khan
232. Muhammad Fayyaz
233. Muhammad Fayyaz
234. Muhammad Hafeez
235. Muhammad Hanif
236. Muhammad Hasham
237. Muhammad Ilyas Mughal
238. Muhammad Imran
239. Muhammad Imran
240. Muhammad Iqbal
241. Muhammad Iqbal Ghani
242. Muhammad Irfan
243. Muhammad Irfan Khalil
244. Muhammad Jaffar Tarrar
245. Muhammad Javaid
246. Muhammad Javaid Iqbal Bhatti
247. Muhammad Javed
248. Muhammad Latif Sara
249. Muhammad Maqsood /Masood
250. Muhammad Munir Farid
251. Muhammad Naeem Hanif
252. Muhammad Nasir
253. Muhammad Nazeer
254. Muhammad Pervez
255. Muhammad Ramzan
256. Muhammad Rashid
257. Muhammad Saeed
258. Muhammad Sajjad Muneer
259. Muhammad Sajjad Qaisar
260. Muhammad Salman
261. Muhammad Sarfraz
262. Muhammad Shafiq Anjum
263. Muhammad Shuja
264. Muhammad Tahir
265. Muhammad Tahir
266. Muhammad Unas
267. Muhammad Usman
268. Muhammad Waqas
269. Muhammad Yaqoob
270. Muhammad Younas Choudhry
271. Muhammad Zahid
272. Muhammad Zahid
273. Muhammad Zaman
274. Muhammad Zeeshan
275. Muhammad Zubair
276. Mushtaq
277. Nadeem Ahmed
278. Nadeem Ansari
279. Nadeem Qadir Bhider
280. Nadeem Qadir Bhinder
281. Najam Sarfraz
282. Najeebullah
283. Nasir Khan
284. Naveed
285. Naveed Ahmed
286. Naveed Inayat Malik
287. Nazeer Hussain
288. Nisar ul Haq
289. Pervaiz Aslam Choudhary
290. Pervaiz Siddique
291. Qadeer Hussain
292. Qaisar Mehmood
293. Qaisar Mustafa
294. Qalib E Abbas
295. Qamar Shahid
296. Rabia Bajwa
297. Rai Basheer
298. Rai Muhammad Hussain
299. Rai Muhammad Nawaz
300. Rai Muhammad Nawaz
301. Rai Usman Ahmed
302. Ramzan Choudhry
303. Rana / Raja Zulfiqar Ali
304. Rana Faisal
305. Rana Rashid Akram
306. Rana Suffyan
307. Rao Tanveer Ahmed
308. Rao Wali Muhammad
309. Rashid Lodhi
310. Razaq Mehmood
311. Rehman Illahi
312. Rizwan Anwar
313. Rubi Hayat Awan
314. S.M. Shah
315. Saeed Ahmed
316. Saeed Khokhar
317. Sahir Sajjid Mehmood
318. Saifullah
319. Sajjid Ali
320. Sakhawat Ali
321. Salah ud Din
322. Salman Akram Raja
323. Saqlain Rizvi
324. Saqlain Rizvi
325. Sarfdar Ali
326. Sarfraz Ahmed
327. Sarfraz Ahmed Cheema
328. Sarfraz Ali
329. Sarfraz Ali
330. Sarfraz Gondal
331. Sarfraz Zulfiqar
332. Shabana Nadeem
333. Shabbir Hussain
334. Shabbir Hussain
335. Shafqat Qadeer
336. Shahbaz
337. Shahbaz Anwar Ghuman
338. Shahid Anwar Shehzad
339. Shahid Aziz
340. Shahid Bilal Hassan
341. Shahid Hussain
342. Shahid Iqbal
343. Shahid Iqbal
344. Shahid Mahmood
345. Shahid Mehmood
346. Shahid Mehmood
347. Shahid Mubeen
348. Shahzad Mazar
349. Shahzad Sarwar
350. Shahzeb Masood
351. Shakoor Malik
352. Shams Mahmood
353. Shamsa Ali
354. Shaukat Ali
355. Shaukat Ali Javaid
356. Shehzad Bashir
357. Shehzada Jahandad
358. Sohail Anwar
359. Subah Sadiq
360. Sultan Ahmed
361. Sultan Tanveer Ahmed
362. Suqrat
363. Tahir Mahmood Kisana
364. Tahir Qayyum
365. Tahir Zaidi
366. Tajmal Hussain Butt
367. Talib Chaudhary
368. Tariq Ahmed
369. Tariq Hanif
370. Tariq Javaid
371. Tariq Mehmood Bajwa
372. Tariq Waheed
373. Tayyabia Zameer
374. Umar Shehzad
375. Umer Din Akbar
376. Umer Hayyat
377. Umer Khan
378. Umer Rasheed
379. Umer Waqas
380. Usman Khalid
381. Waheed Ahmed
382. Wali Saqlain
383. Waqar Hassan
384. Waris Ali
385. Waseem Ahmed
386. Waseem Ahmed
387. Waseem Ahsan
388. Waseem Karim Mumtaz
389. Waseem Shahabi
390. Wasif
391. Wazir Muhammad
392. Yasir / Yasin Mehmood
393. Zabee ullah Nagra
394. Zafar Hussain
395. Zafar Iqbal
396. Zafar Iqbal
397. Zafar Iqbal
398. Zaheer Mirza
399. Zaheer Zulfiqar
400. Zahid / Zair Siqandar Barki
401. Zahid Ali
402. Zahid Ali Zaheer
403. Zahid Hussain Zaheer
404. Zahid Munir
405. Zahid Sultan
406. Zeeshan
407. Zia Abdul Rehman
408. Zia ur Rehman Tarar
409. Zohaib Imran
410. Zubair Ali
411. Zulfiqar Ahmed
412. Zulfiqar Ahmed Gill
413. Zulfiqar Ali
414. Zulfiqar Ali
415. Zulfiqar Ali
416. Zulfiqar Hussain Gill
417. Zulfiqar Shabbir
418. Mr. Aitzaz Ahsan, President Supreme Court Bar Association
419. Ms. Asma Jehangir, Lawyer and Chairperson of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan
420. Mr.Iftekhar Javed Qazi, President Karachi Bar Association
421. Mr. Zahoor Mehar, President Malir Bar Association
422. Mr. Shabbir Sharr, General Secretaty, High Court Bar Association, Sukkur Bench
423. Mr. Ikram Chaudhary
424. Mr. Salah Uddin Ahmed
425. Mr. Shoukat Ali
426. Mr. Mahmood Ul Hassan
427. Mr. Naheed Afzal
428. Ijaz Bajwa
429. Naseer Bhutta
430. Iftikhar Ali Bhatti
431. Faiz Rasool
432. Khalid Hussain
433. Assad Abbas
434. Khurram Zaman
435. Nadeem Akhtar
436. Sajjad Butt
437. Rashid Gull
438. Chaudhry Manzoor Ahmad
439. Kamran Ashraf
440. Malik Pervaiz Iqbal
441. Muhammad Jehangir
442. Malik Abdur Rehman
443. Naqi Haider
444. Zulfiqar Haider Naqi
445. Naveed Inayat Malik
446. Muhammad Ashraf
447. Rasheed Warsi
448. Rehman Jamil
449. Alam Shahbaz Mughal
450. Syed Shahzad Masti
451. Khurram Mehmood
452. Sahiwal and DG Khan
453. Lateef ullah Azad
454. Ejaz Gohar Khan
455. Manzoor Khan
456. Rasheed Khan
457. Muhammad Aslam Shahbaz
458. Shamsher Joya
459. Aslam Khan (Sahiwal Jail)
460. Abdul Shakoor Sehwag (T.T.Singh Jail)
461. Mahar Ejaz Ahmed (Faisalabad jail)
462. Hashim Sahoo(Sahiwal Jail)
463. Muhammad Ashraf Khan(Sahiwal Jail)
464. Akram Zahid (TT Singh Jail)
465. Ch. Muneer Azhar(Sahiwal Jail)
466. Mahar Abdul Razzaq Sayal(Sahiwal Jail)
467. Rashid Saeed Bhular(Sahiwal Jail)
468. Rana Tanveer(Sahiwal jail)
469. Mian Khalid Shaukat (Kot Lakhapt Jail Lahore)
470. Abdulmateen Ch. (Kot Lakhapt Jail Lahore)
471. Tariq Afzal Khaga (Kot Lakhapt Jail Lahore)
472. Aziz-ur-Rehman Butt (Kot Lakhpat Jail Lahore)
473. Shahid Posowal (Jhelum Jail)
474. Ch. Talib Hussain Chatta
475. Ch.Khali-ur-Rehman
476. Mian Muhammad Sohail Amir
477. Muzammal raza Sheikh
478. Changez Khan Kakar
479. Shah Nawaz Wasair
480. Amir Cheema
481. Khawja Tauqeer
482. Rana Faheem
483. Ch. Tanveer Randhawa president district bar Faisalabad
484. Ch. Muhammad Akram Khaksar member Punjab Bar council
485. Ch. Saleem Jhangir Chatta ex president district Bar Faisalabad
486. Zahid Mahmood
487. Mr. Muhammad Yayha Khan president district Bar Bahawalpur House arrest
488. Mr. Imtiaz Awan Secretary district Bar Bahawalpur House arrest
489. Khalid Mehmood (Sheikhupura Jail)
490. Abdul Hameed (Sheikhupura Jail)
491. Malik Khushi Muhammad (Sheikhupura Jail)
492. Abdul Rashid Gondal (Gujranwala Jail)
493. Arshad Jaral (Sahiwal Jail)
494. Anwar Afridi (Sahiwal Jail)
495. Pervez Minhas (Jhelum Jail)
496. Mr. Sheraz ahmed khan
497. Mr. Malik ghulam yahya
498. MR. Akhtar nawaz khan
499. Mr. Malik adil
500. Mr. Mohammad ibrahim qureshi
501. Mr. Masood ur rehman
502. Mr. Mohd umer sajid
503. Mr. Aftab ahmed awan
504. Mr. Shoukat zaman khan
505. Mr. Mohammad Niaz
506. Mr. Mohd sabir
507. Mr. Malik mohd Aslam
508. Mr. Mohd Azam khan
509. Mr. Atif raza
510. Mr. Wasif khan
511. Mr. Abdul salam
512. Mr. Pervaiz akhtar rana
513. Mr. Syed mehmood shah
514. Mr. Mirza akif
515. Mr. Mian Tahir hussain
516. Mr. Tahir Qureshi
517. Mr. Khan afsar
518. Mr.Sultan Khalid Khan
Meanwhile Tuesday, Pakistani police detained some 100 journalists [UPI report] after they tried to hold a rally in Karachi to protest press restrictions and the shutdown of independent Pakistani TV stations [JURIST report]. AP has more.

12:47 PM ET - Pakistani media are reporting that the journalists arrested at the Karachi rally have now been released on orders of the Sindh province governor. From Karachi, the News has more.


 

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