Supreme Appellate Court acquits 9 activists, political workers

Supreme Appellate Court acquits 9 activists, political workers

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Gilgit: The Supreme Appellate Court of Gilgit-Baltistan on 7th of October acquitted 09 human rights activists, political workers and lawyers of the charges of sedition. The apex regional court rejected the application of the state against the verdict of Chief Court, declaring the accused innocents, and issued orders for quashing of the FIR registered on 107th September 2016.

The acquitted men include, prominent lawyer Ahsan Ali Adovcate, Israruddin Israr, Human Rights activist, Muhammad Fraooq Human Rights activist, political leaders Aziz Ahmed, Safdar Ali, Javed, Kalamuddin, and student leader Faizan Mir.

The FIR was registered against the above mentioned activists on 18th Oct 2014 in police station Jutial Gilgit, after they had staged a protest for the release of imprisoned AWP leader Baba Jan and other politcal workers.

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