Imaan Mazari sent to Adiala Jail on judicial remand
By News Desk
September 1, 2023 12:19 PM
An anti-terrorism court in Islamabad has sent prominent human rights lawyer Imaan Mazari-Hazir to Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi on judicial remand in connection with cases registered at Barha Kahu Police Station in Islamabad, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Imaan Mazari was produced in the court on Friday after completion of her three-day physical remand.
Prosecutor Raja Naveed sought extension in physical remand of Imaan Mazari, but ATC Judge Abual Hasnat Muhammad Zulqarnain sent the human rights lawyer to jail on judicial remand and directed all the sides to submit replies by September 4
On Thursday, the Islamabad High Court (IHHC) had extended its order preventing authorities from transferring Imaan Mazari to facilities outside of the federal capital while she remains under arrest.
Notably, the activist had been arrested alongside former lawmaker Ali Wazir for participating in a protest organised by the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) on August 20.
The two accused had been nominated in two First Information Reports (FIRs) containing charges of rioting, sedition and terrorism.
Imaan had succeeded in obtaining relief from an anti-terrorism court (ATC) earlier this week, only to be arrested again from outside Adiala Jail.
A case was filed with the IHC seeking details of cases registered against Imaan while also requesting the court to grant her protective bail.
Reporter Farzana Siddique