Call on U.S. Government to Condemn Pakistani Action
Who: Medea Benjamin and Tighe Barry, members of the U.S. human rights group Global Exchange and the women's peace group CODEPINK
When: Friday, December 7, 3pm
Where: 1112 16th St. NW, Washington DC, Suite 600
What: On December 4, two U.S. citizens, Medea Benjamin and Tighe Barry,
were carjacked and kidnapped in Lahore at gunpoint by Pakistani secret
police. They had been in Pakistan for 10 days on a fact-finding mission
to learn about and support the pro-democracy movement.
Benjamin and Barry were never charged with any offense and no reason
was given for their arrest and involuntary removal from the country
without due process. They will reveal the details of their capture and
forced removal from the country, and will call on the State Department
and Congressional representatives to condemn the Pakistani government’s
action. They will also call on the U.S. government to suspend
assistance to Pakistan until the rule of law is restored.
Sponsored by: CODEPINK, Global Exchange, World Sindh Institute