Vänsteraktivister misshandlade i Pakistan

Socialistiska Partiet har en systerorganisation i Pakistan. Denna organisation heter Labor Party Pakistan (LPP) och är utan konkurrens Pakistans största vänsterorganisation. Man deltog i och var med och organiserade helgens stora protester i Lahore och Karachi. I samband med detta angreps partiets medlemmar brutalt av den pakistanska polisen. Flera blev gripna och partiets facklige sekreterare Nasir Mansoor blev på ett brutalt vis svårt misshandlad av polisen:

Police in Karachi arrested today on 12 March three activists of Labour Party. Dozens of lawyers and other political activists were also arrested. They were part of the long march which started today this morning from Karachi after police failed to stop it. The march was stopped outside Karachi at Toll Plaza by police. All the participants were forcefully returned and those who resisted were arrested.

Here the police targeted Nasir Mansoor, national labour secretary Labour Party Pakistan and member of national executive committee of LPP. He was severally beaten up and his car was snatched. He was shifted to a hospital in an ambulance. Here, police arrested Shela Rezwan, LPP Sindh Committee member, Samina from Peoples Resistance and Sadiq and Khalid of LPP Karachi. Shela and Samina were released after hours but Sadiq and Khalid are still in police custody. Police also arrested the main leadership of the lawyer’s movement over here. Most of the television channel broadcasted the arrests and beating of Nasir.

LPP has announced two protest demonstrations on 13 March against this police repression and arrests. The Karachi demonstration will be at 3pm in front of Karachi Press Club and Lahore demonstration will be held in front of Lahore Press Club at 4pm. We request all the political and trade unions and social activists to join the demonstration.

Despite this repression, dozens of LPP activists are making their way now by train and private buses to Lahore and then onwards to Islamabad for the sit in. One comrade from Karachi has already arrived in Islamabad to take part in the sit in on 16 March.

It is worth mentioning that when lawyers came out of the Sindh High Court building to start the long march, LPP and Awami Tehreek, both part of the Awami Jamhoori Tehreek, were the only political parties with their red flags that were accompanying the lawyers.

Demonstrationerna som innehöll många domare och andra jurister blev vid en mängd tillfällen angripna av polisen och omfattande kravaller utbröt vid flera tillfällen när demonstranter försvarade sig mot polisens övergrepp och attacker.

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  • Att pakistanska polisen på order uppifrån mer än gärna går hårt fram mot demonstranter samt använder tortyr vid förhör visste man sedan tidigare. Fast man hade ju hoppats att det skulle ljusna efter Musharafs välde.