Monday, February 22, 2016

Apparently a lack of transparency

Photo: Express
In the U.S. we have some complaints about the lack of transparency in courts-martial. But the U.S. does not compare to that apparently happening in Pakistan. The Express Tribune (Pakistan) reports:
The Sindh High Court (SHC) issued on Monday notices to the interior ministry and others for details about the number of suspects being tried under terrorism charges by military courts across the country.
During Monday’s hearing, the petitioner told the bench that around 3,000 suspects are being tried by military courts in the country, according to media reports.
Four military courts, two in Karachi and one each in Hyderabad and Sukkur, were established in the province under the 21st Amendment. Around 33 cases relating to terrorism and militancy have so far been transferred to the military courts in Karachi.

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