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Protest at Lahore Press Club by Free Baba Jan Committee

January 20, 2020

Activists and students protest to demand release of 14 Political Prisoners of Hunza Riots Case of 2011. Protest will be held every two weeks.

Young activists and students protesting in-front of Lahore Press Club on 19 January, 2020.

On Sunday 19 January, 2019, young activists and students heeded the Free Baba Jan Committee’s call to protest at the Lahore Press Club. They demanded the release of Comrade Baba Jan, Comrade Iftikhar Hussain and 12 other political prisoners who have been sentenced to life imprisonment. The verdict was given by an Anti-Terrorism Court back in 2016 but the prisoners have been behind bars since 2011. In the 9 years of incarceration they have been subjected to physical and psychological torture and have been denied their rights on several occasions.

Poster highlighting Comrade Baba Jan as an icon of Resistance

Please read the preceding post(s) to know more about the case and about the current conditions of the prisoners.

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