Saturday, November 10, 2007
10:00am - 1:00pm
BOSTON PROTESTS THE EMERGENCY RULE/MARTIAL LAW IMPOSED ON PAKISTAN
THE ARREST OF HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS AND LEADERS
THE ARREST OF LAWYERS AND JUDGES
THE BAN ON ELECTRONIC AND PRINT MEDIA
THE RANDOM ARREST OF STUDENTS, TEACHERS, PEERS AND ANYONE TRYING TO EXERCISE FREE SPEECH.
On November 3, Gen. Musharraf suspended the constitution of Pakistan, illegally deposed the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, clamped down on the judiciary, used excessively violent measures to supress dissident lawyers and human rights activists and blocked all non-government media. These acts potrayed as necessary against War on Terror, have been used almost singularly to attack the civil society of Pakistan and prolong Musharrafs rule in Pakistan.
These are not mundane political acts, but gross violations of civil liberty. We are protesting to protect institutions that protect our rights.
(A group of Harvard students will leave from the Harvard T Station
for the Commons at 10:45 if people would like to go together.)