|Lawyers to Rally in Solidarity with Pakistani Lawyers and Judges|
Tuesday, November 13, 2007 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
What: Rally in support of lawyers and judges affected by emergency rule in Pakistan
Where: Steps of the New York County Courthouse; 60 Centre Street
Join the New York City Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers’ Association and other organizations in rallying support for the lawyers and judges affected by the emergency rule in Pakistan.
President Pervez Musharraf’s administration has suspended the Pakistani Constitution; suppressed freedom of speech, press, and assembly; and undermined the rule of law through the overhaul of an independent judiciary. Many lawyers and judges have been mistreated by police and detained without charges.
News clips have depicted Pakistani lawyers dressed in identical attire (dark suits, white shirts, men in plain dark ties). Lawyers are encouraged to wear similar attire to show solidarity. Please know that any business attire is appropriate and simply your attendance would be appreciated.