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Update @0930: American Bar Association organizes national rally in DC – Nov 14

Received via e-mail from the president of the ABA (American Bar Association) — William Neukom, through one of the ABA’s lawyers, ABA is calling on all lawyers across the US to join the peace rally in DC on Wednesday this week where they will be marching to the US Supreme Court to show their support for lawyers and the judiciary who have been arrested, detained and charged in Pakistan:


Dear fellow lawyers,

The ABA is planning a national effort to show solidarity with lawyers in Pakistan and to support restoration of the rule of law there. We are organizing a march in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, November 14, 2007, where a critical mass of lawyers wearing black suits will gather and walk around the United States Supreme Court Building.

To make this event truly national, we need your help. I urge all state and local bar associations to hold similar events on the same day. Imagine the impact of lawyers from all regions and walks of life speaking with one voice on one day in support of justice. Together, we can mobilize American lawyers and show our united support for the rule of law and lawyers in Pakistan.

The Bar Association of San Francisco is gathering today with other Bay Area legal organizations in front of the federal building. The New York City Bar and the New York County Lawyers Association are planning a rally for next Tuesday. You can see the statements that other bar associations have issued here. It is essential that American lawyers work together to support the rule of law. Please join our effort to show the world that Pakistan’s lawyers are not fighting alone.
Please contact either Roseanne Lucianek at lucianer AT staff.abanet.org or Joanne O’Reilly at oreillyj AT staff.abanet.org in the Division for Bar Services with further questions.


3 Comments

  • Jehangir Rahujo |

    Respected William H. Neukom President American Bar Association & all members of American Bar Association & other Bar Associations

    Respected Sir,

    I would like to say thanks for you sympathies and worries on our arrest on 5th Nov, 2007 from premises of Sindh High Court at Karachi. No doubt that your act is appreciated at all forums of lawyers and intellectuals in the Pakistan. Now we like to inform you that I have been released today at evening at about 7:30 pm from Central prison Karachi, Pakistan with other four friends. But still I am worried for my other senior friends who are still behind the bars and waiting for decay of this un-lawful Government and restoration of democracy and supremacy of Judiciary. The names of those noble men are:
    1. Justice (Retired) Rasheed A. Rizvi.
    2. Justice (Retired) Abu-l-Inam
    3. Abrar Hassan , President High Court Bar Karachi.
    4. Abdul Hafiz LakhoLakho Senior Advocate
    5. Akhtar Hussain , Senior Advocate
    6. Munir A Malik
    7. Ali Ahmed Kurd Ex-Voice President Supreme Court Bar Association
    8. Justice (Retired) Tariq Mahmood
    9. Aitzaz Hassan President Supreme Court Bar Association.
    and hundreds other lawyer in all districts of country are behind the bars and under mental and physical torture.

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    Again, I thank you for your prayers and part which is taken by your bar in favour of our Strule for restoration democracy and supremacy of law and Judiciary.
    I hope that the unity of lawyers of the world will be tighten and based on supremacy of law and judicial system. We should have to promise here that we shall raise our slogans at first step if war imposed against the law, Judiciary and lawyers in any part of the world.

    Thanks.

    Yours Sincerely

    Jehangir Rahujo, Advocate High Court
    President Sindh Dost Organization
    505, Lawyers Chambers Opposite Light House,
    M.A, Jinnah Road Karachi. Pakistan.

    Cell: 0300-8253696, 0333-3731993

  • Jehangir Rahujo |

    My contact numbers have been changed as : +92 3333884486 and +93 3009281115