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Musharraf Foe Tortured Over Letter, Kin Say

Pakistani legislator remains in custody after publicizing an attack on the president written on army letterhead. Officials call it a forgery. Nearly a month after his arrest for publicizing a scathing attack on President Pervez Musharraf typed on army staff letterhead, a Pakistani opposition leader remained in solitary confinement today, charged with inciting rebellion. Javed Hashmi, president of the 11-party Alliance for the Restoration of Democracy, told a news conference here on Oct. 20 that he had received an unsigned letter on army headquarters stationery condemning Musharraf and his close ties to Washington. The letter, which Hashmi said was also sent to several other legislators, called for a national judicial inquiry into, among other things, Gen. Musharraf’s 1999 coup and his cooperation in the U.S.-declared war on terrorism. Authorities say the letter is a forgery. Full Story

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