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10, 13, 14

July 13, 2012

For two consecutive dates, the 10th and the 13th of July, 2012, the public prosecutor has not bothered to appear before the administrative judge of Anti-Terrorism Court No. 1 in Gilgit. The newest postponement in the bail application in the case of the new terrorism charges brought against Baba Jan is till tomorrow, 14th July, 2012.

As has been mentioned previously, the Gilgit-Baltistan administration is under pressure both from the federal government and from our campaign to release Baba Jan, but is paralysed by the countervailing deadweight of the so-called “sensitive agencies” that enforce our national security state.

Nevertheless, Comrade Ehsan Ali, counsel for the Hunza Five, is optimistic that if the hearing takes place, Baba Jan’s bail appeal will be accepted.

One can only conclude that the utter lack of basis in the newest set of charges against Baba Jan has left the Deep State with no option but to delay the release of our comrades, in the process further eroding the captive colonial courts of all legitimacy in the eyes of the general public.

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