26 Feb '11, 11am

DTN Singapore: Rally as Pakistan court hears assassin case: RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: Supporters of a Pakistani poli...

DTN Singapore: Rally as Pakistan court hears assassin case: RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: Supporters of a Pakistani poli...

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: Supporters of a Pakistani police commando charged with murdering a high-profile liberal governor held a rally Saturday as the court resumed taking statements in the case. At a previous hearing Malik Mumtaz Qadri was charged with terrorism and the January 4 murder of Punjab governor Salman Taseer. The killing of the reformist Taseer was the most high-profile political assassination in Pakistan since former prime minister Benazir Bhutto died in a gun and suicide attack in December 2007. More than 250 demonstrators rallied outside the Adiyala prison, where the hearing took place, in the garrison town of Rawalpindi. They shouted "Long live Qadri, Release Qadri!", an AFP reporter at the scene said. The demonstrators carried the alleged killer's portrait and placards reading "We salute Qadri's courage". They also approached the car of one of the judges and ...

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