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Baba Jan and Iftikhar Hussain are now safely back in Jutial Jail

25 July 2012

Wednesday 25 July 2012

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We thought important to publish without waiting for a longer article the news that Baba Jan and Iftikhar Hussain are now safely back in Jutial Jail.

For those who have not followed the events, it may look strange that we rejoice learning that two comrades are... in jail. They had been abducted by secret services from detention and their life was in danger.

The fact that they are back to jail means that they are less at risk. It is a result of the solidarity campaign launched in an emergency in Pakistan and internationally. Of course, the solidarity campaign continues for their release.

They were put under a lot of mental stress by the JIT and the ISI colonel and major who were interrogating them tried to pressurise them into joining one of the parties that work with the federation, like the PPP, PML-N or the MQM, and to stop raising issues of the rights of the people. When they asked Baba Jan what he thought of their suggestion, he told them that they should leave the territory as they no longer had any business there. At this, the officers became enraged and roughed them up a little.

Sami and Nasir talked to Baba Jan soon after he returned to jail and both Baba Jan and Iftikhar are in high spirits. They congratulate all the members of the campaign for their work and send “surkh salam” to all, especially the young members of the Progressive Youth Front and the National Students Federation.

Free Baba Jan Committee.