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Protest staged for release of jailed activists in Karachi

ANI | Updated: Feb 19, 2018 10:45 IST

Karachi [Pakistan], Feb 19 (ANI): The Gilgit Baltistan Youth Alliance on Monday organised a massive protest outside the Karachi Press Club for the release of the president of Gilgit Baltistan Supreme Appellate Court Advocate, Ehsan Ali and other jailed political activists including Baba Jan.

The protesters gathered outside the Karachi Press Club and raised slogans against the government, demanding the immediate release of all the political activists.

Addressing the gathering, the speakers leading the protest said that they would continue to pressurise the government to release the jailed activists and to end human right abuses in the region.

"People fighting for the basic human rights of the people in Gilgit Baltistan were declared traitors and are being harassed. We stand united with the political activists who have been detained, "said a protestor.

Ali was arrested on February 12 from his home in Gilgit for allegedly sharing a controversial post on social media. (ANI)