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Pakistani justice breaks silence

Salman Masood in International Herald Tribune.

Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, the former chief justice of Pakistan who was removed last year when President Pervez Musharraf imposed a state of emergency, has finally broken his silence.

A letter from Chaudhry to Western officials was circulated Wednesday. It lambasted Musharraf for quashing Pakistan’s independent judiciary and illegally detaining him and his family, and noted that the Supreme Court had not had a chance to rule on whether it was legal for Musharraf to run for re-election in December.