TTP hails Supreme Court verdict against trial of civilians in military courts

The banned terror group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has hailed the Supreme Courts verdict against the trial of civilians in military courts, saying it would help facilitate the release of its members facing similar trials.

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-Sathish Raman

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The
banned
Tehreek-e-Taliban
Pakistan
(TTP)
has
expressed
its
support
for
the
Supreme
Court’s
decision
to
bar
the
trial
of
civilians
in
military
courts.
The
group
believes
that
the
verdict
will
facilitate
the
release
of
its
members
facing
similar
trials.

TTP says Supreme Court verdict a victory for its members

TTP
Spokesperson
Praises
Verdict

In
a
statement
posted
on
social
media
on
Sunday,
TTP
spokesperson
Muhammad
Khurasani
said
the
court
order
has
shown
that
Pakistan’s
higher
judiciary
has
the
courage
to
take
decisions
against
anti-Islam
forces
in
the
country.

Background
of
the
Verdict

On
October
23,
Pakistan’s
Supreme
Court
declared
the
trial
of
civilians
arrested
following
the
violent
protests
on
May
9
in
military
courts
as
null
and
void.
The
court
ordered
authorities
to
conduct
their
hearings
in
ordinary
courts.
A
five-member
bench
of
the
Supreme
Court
led
by
Justice
Ijazul
Ahsan
in
its
short
verdict
ordered
that
102
accused
arrested
under
the
Army
Act
be
tried
in
a
criminal
court.

TTP
Verdict
Victory

Khurasani
said
the
Supreme
Court’s
unanimous
verdict
against
the
trial
of
civilians
in
military
courts
has
won
the
hearts
of
the
TTP.
He
claimed
that
the
verdict
proved
that
the
sentences
awarded
to
the
TTP
warriors
by
the
military
courts
were
biased
and
illegal.

TTP:
Victims
of
Military
Court
Injustices

The
TTP
claimed
that
it
has
been
a
victim
of
injustices
by
military
courts
during
its
struggle
for
the
imposition
of
an
Islamic
system
in
the
country.
Many
of
its
members
were
awarded
rigorous
imprisonment
by
the
military
courts,
the
statement
said.

The
Supreme
Court’s
verdict
has
been
hailed
by
the
TTP
as
a
victory
for
justice
and
a
sign
of
the
higher
judiciary’s
courage
in
taking
decisions
against
anti-Islam
forces
in
the
country.
The
group
hopes
that
the
verdict
will
lead
to
the
release
of
its
members
facing
similar
trials
in
military
courts.

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