Baba Jan may be released today

GILGIT, Sept 16: The bail of Baba Jan, a nationalist leader from Hunza, has been approved by a court in Gilgit, reports Pamir Times.  “If new cases are not filed against him, he will be released on Monday,” a party worker told the media. [caption id="attachment_3999" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Baba Jan"][/caption] The workers are expressing the fear of new charges because earlier this year Baba Jan had been involved in other cases after a court granted him bail in cases related to violence in the Hunza Valley. Advocate Ehsan Ali, one of Baba Jan’s lawyers, said that the bail documents have gone missing from the jail. He said that authorities are trying to delay the release of Baba Jan because they want to sabotage massive receptions awaiting the PYF leader, who has been in jail for more than a year. Baba Jan had handed himself over to the police in August 2011, after he was declared absconder in cases related to violence in the Hunza Valley, triggered by the murder of two protesters by police officials. Last week, a parliamentary committee had rejected a report presented by government to justify the detention of Baba Jan and his four other comrades.  ]]>

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