Чёрная революция Пакистана

ШАНХАЙ – Немедленно после вступления в должность в прошлом месяце пакистанский премьер-министр Юсуф Раза Гилани приказал освободить 60 судей, с ноября находившихся под стражей по распоряжению президента Первеза Мушаррафа. Это стало триумфом верховенства закона в Пакистане, и, прежде всего, триумфом смелых пакистанских юристов, вышедших прошлой осенью на улицы, чтобы высказать свой протест против введения Мушаррафом чрезвычайного положения.

Юристы шествовали, пели, танцевали и обменивали свои портфели на плакаты и, иногда, на яйца и булыжники. Как написал один из пакистанских блоггеров: «Они танцевали в чёрных пиджаках и чёрных галстуках. Их чёрные пиджаки были автоматами Калашникова, а их чёрные галстуки – пулями». В мире цветных революций пакистанская революция была одета в более благоразумные одежды закона.

В ноябре прошлого года Мушарраф фактически объявил войну и юристам, и всей судебной власти, отправив в отставку судей, отказавшихся признать объявление им чрезвычайного положения, целью которого якобы являлась защита нации от террористов. Верховный суд, состоящий из семи судей, возглавляемых Верховным судьёй Ифтикаром Мохаммадом Чаудри, оказал противодействие Мушаррафу, выпустив постановление, запрещающее правительству ввести чрезвычайное положение.

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