Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Just How Imprisoned Is He?

From the BBC:

Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan - who has been imprisoned under Pakistan's state of emergency - has begun a hunger strike, his family says. Hafizullah Khan said his cousin Imran was in good spirits in a prison in southern Punjab but would be taking no food or water for an indefinite period.

Brutal stuff coming out of Pakistan there as one of the world’s more famous cricketers takes a stand against oppression.

However I’m wondering whether it’s as oppressive as they make out and whether conditions in that prison are really that bad when he appears to have the freedom to post to Comment Is Free.

Although repeated exposure to Polly Toynbee could be classed as a breach of his human rights. Can anyone in Liberty or Amnesty clarify this?

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