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Pakistan: Joint Public Statement: Investigate Assault on Lawyers

, Index number: ASA 33/6566/2017

Pakistani authorities need to ensure a prompt, impartial and effective investigation into a barrage of assaults and threats against lawyers in the premises of the Lahore High Court, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. The Government needs to defend the rule of law and prosecute those responsible for any criminal conduct.

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