Pakistan’s Bhutto assassinated at rally

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AHRC-STM-002-2008
January 2, 2008

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission

PAKISTAN: Daughters of Asma Jehangir assaulted and threatened by gunmen of the ruling party
The two daughters of Ms. Asma Jehangir, a well known lawyer, human rights activist and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of religion or belief, were assaulted and illegally held for several hours along with their friends by armed persons of the Pakistan Muslim League Q (PML-Q); they were beaten severely and threatened to be killed. One of the girls was pushed into a room and this was only prevented due to the intervention of their mother. Ms. Asma. Ms. Asma herself was also threatened by the gunmen who used very filthy language against her. When police were called to the scene they took the side of the gunmen who claimed to be police officers. However, only two out of this group were policemen and the 20 other gunmen belonged to the PML-Q. More…

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Updated: December 30, 2007 11:38 p.m. PT

Doctors resist official accounts of Bhutto’s death

By JANE PERLEZ
THE NEW YORK TIMES

LAHORE, Pakistan — New details of Benazir Bhutto’s final moments, including indications that her doctors felt pressured to conform to government accounts of her death, fueled the arguments over her assassination Sunday and added to the pressure on Pakistan’s leaders to accept an international inquiry.

Click below to see latest images obtained by Teeth Maestro

UPDATED: Mobile pictures-Benazir was definitely shot dead before the Blast

By Teeth Maestro on Dec 29, 2007

New Images updated below: Considering all the commotion and fuss created by the government of Pakistan saying the called that Benazir Bhutto was not hit by the three bullets but instead she hit her head on some ‘lever’ of the sunroof. Last night I was contacted by a person via Orkut who had uploaded these images on his profile (now he has taken them off) he was offering to share his video to the extent that he gave his cell number in Islamabad, since his dial up did not permit transferring this heavy file.

By SADAQAT JAN and ZARAR KHAN, Associated Press Writers 25 minutes ago

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan – Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday in a suicide attack that also killed at least 20 others at a campaign rally, aides said.
The death of the 54-year-old charismatic former prime minister threw the campaign for the Jan. 8 parliamentary elections into chaos and created fears of mass protests and violence across the nuclear-armed nation, an important U.S. ally in the war on terrorism.
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Update: Bhutto’s death heightens democracy concerns

(CNN) — World leaders reacted with shock and condemnation Thursday to the assassination of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, some expressing concern about the nation’s democratic process.
The opposition leader died after a suicide bombing at a political rally in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi ahead of parliamentary elections set for January 8. More…

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A suicide bomb blast and gunfire lead to the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Benazir Bhutto leaves the rally. Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto gets into a vehicle a short time before she was killed. Benazir Bhutto killed in attack.

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Benazir Bhutto killed: last days of a bloody year for Pakistan

Local Pakistanis aghast over Bhutto’s assassination

‘There will be turmoil due to the outrage’

By Azam Ahmed, Steve Schmadeke and Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah | Tribune staff reporters
11:22 AM CST, December 27, 2007
Members of Chicago’s Pakistani community today expressed shock and outrage over the assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto and said they feared for their homeland. More…

Attack at forefront of presidential campaign

December 27, 2007 FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — One week before the Iowa caucuses, the assassination of former Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto pushed terrorism to the forefront in voters’ minds and highlighted the candidacies of presidential hopefuls with long records on national security.
Bhutto’s assassination on Thursday rippled through the presidential race as candidates scrambled to respond and adjusted campaign plans on a day overshadowed by the terrorist attack in Rawalpindi. More…

Global reaction to Benazir Bhutto assassination

December 27, 2007

“I was in the rally to support her. There was a deafening loud blast. At first I just trembled and then everyone started running. Then there was chaos.” Hindu Guytno, Rawalpindi

“I am very sad, all the people working in my office stopped working and just waited for news. Now her death is confirmed, the situation will become worse.” Muhammad Rais, Islamabad. More…

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2 Responses to “Pakistan’s Bhutto assassinated at rally”

  1. msecchi Says:

    It is a very sad and at the same time dangerous day for Pakistan and the entire world. A nuclear armed country gets one step closer to civil war, the next few hours and what Musharraf will do or not do are crucial steps

  2. Sonia Says:

    Muhtarma had died in suside atttack
    her murdered is un solve question
    no body want to solve
    even new govermant of zardari
    he only said bibi ka qatloo koo kafree qardar tak puhchain gaaa
    these are only comments given by Zardari
    i am so going that what it happend

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