Pakistan lawyers launch new protests calling for restoration of judges Steve Czajkowski at 11:51 AM ET
[JURIST] Pakistani lawyers protested Sunday, continuing their call for the reinstatement of former Supreme Court justices who were ousted [JURIST report] after President Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule [JURIST report] in November 2007. Sunday's protest kicks off a week of protests [JURIST report] marking the one-year anniversary of the date when Musharraf first suspended former Pakistani Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry [JURIST news archive]. The campaign, known as "black flag week," is being led by Pakistani Supreme Court Bar Association President Aitzaz Ahsan [PILDAT profile]. Lawyers are wearing black arm or head bands and flying black flags outside their offices and at bar association buildings. Ahsan has said that protests will continue if the new government does not reinstate Chaudhry and some 50 other judges removed in November. IANS has more.
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