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June 3, 2012

15 – 17  June: 3 days hunger strike at Karachi press club

20 – 27 June: International week of actions, protests in front of Pakistani representations abroad

27 June – 6 July: National week of actions, including a national rally in Islamabad on the 6th of July

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  1. Aage Skovrind permalink
    June 8, 2012 8:17 pm

    For your information:
    May 7, 2012, Danish MP Christian Juhl (Enhedslisten – The Red-Green Alliance) sent this protest to various Pakistani authorities:

    Fra: Christian Juhl
    Sendt: 7. maj 2012 20:34
    Til: ‘publicmail@president.gov.pk’; ‘secretary@cabinet.gov.pk’; ‘mail@supremecourt.gov.pk’; ‘ministry.interior@gmail.com’; ‘sarfraz_yousuf@yahoo.com’; ‘interior.complaintcell@gmail.com’
    Emne: Pakistan Gilgit jail.

    Dear sir,

    Five political activists are being tortured in Gilgit jail, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. These political activists who were in jail for the last many months are facing very harsh treatment for protesting against the poor quality of food and delay in hearing of cases of prisoners at the jail. They have been incarcerated for protesting on behalf of the victims of forced displacement on account of the Attaabad landslide in January 2010.

    On April 28, 2012 five political activists were visited by police and security agencies in jail and they were tortured on dubious charges of leading the protest in prison. One of the activists’ Baba Jan suffered two broken fingers and injuries to his head and other parts of his body. Despite the orders of the court Baba Jan and other victims have not been examined by doctor and not been hospitalized in violation of court orders

    We express our concern on the torture of political activists in Gilgir prison

    We demand that a judicial inquiry of this incident should be held

    We demand that they must not be tortured.

    We urge that they are dealt with according to law.

    We urge that they should immediately be shifted to hospital and provided all kinds of medical facilities.

    We demand that their families should be allowed to meet them

    We demand that they should be allowed to meet lawyers of their choice

    We demand that those responsible for torture must be prosecuted

    Please, let me hear what is happening.

    Christian Juhl

    Member of Parliament

  2. June 23, 2012 1:53 pm

    Best wishes for the campaign there. We’ve just completed a short video here in Australia based on an interview with Farooq Tariq – feel free to use it if you’d like:

    Free Baba Jan and the Hunza 5!

  3. June 24, 2012 6:44 am

    GLTV: Free Baba Jan: political prisoner of the climate crisis

    Published on 23 Jun 2012 by GreenLeftTV
    For 9 months, Baba Jan Hunzai and 4 fellow activists have languished in Pakistani jails, charged with terrorism offences, and suffered torture. Their crime? Organising the oppressed local community to struggle for compensation, after their villages were submerged by a climate-change induced landslide. In this short video GLTV’s Peter Boyle interviews Farooq Tariq, Labour Party Pakistan spokesperson.

    Protest at the Pakistan embassy in your country. Join Noam Chomsky and Tariq Ali in signing the petition to free Baba Jan and the Hunza 5 http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/free-baba-jan. Follow the campaign at http://www.freebabajan.wordpress.com and http://www.greenleft.org.au

    Film produced by Green Left TV, subscribe to the You Tube channel for activist videos. Contact us at GreenLeftTV@gmail.com, http://www.facebook.com/GreenLeftTV, http://www.greenleft.org.au, Twitter: @GreenLeftTV

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