Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Canadian Lawyers' March for Pakistani Lawyers and Judges

From a report by Michel-Adrien Sheppard on last Sunday's march in Ottawa by Canadian lawyers in support of the lawyers and judges of Pakistan:

This morning in Ottawa, some 150 lawyers marched to the steps of the Supreme Court of Canada building to support the lawyers and judges of Pakistan and to demand the restoration of the rule of law in that country.

In early November, Pakistani president General Pervez Musharraf suspended his country's constitution and purged its Supreme Court. Thousands of Pakistani lawyers and others marched in protest against the imposition of a state of emergency and the attack against fundamental democratic principles. Hundreds were beaten by riot police and jailed.

The Ottawa march, organized by the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and the County of Carleton Law Association, was led by CBA president Bernard Amyot.

(Photo via the Canadian Bar Association)

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto

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