Pakistani lawyers have boycotted the courts [JURIST report] since Chaudhry's suspension, and street protests by hundreds [JURIST report] have resulted in injuries and arrests. After assuming the position of chief justice in 2005, Chaudhry demonstrated willingness to investigate alleged government abuses involving the illegal detention of political activists. In ordering his suspension last week, Musharraf claimed to have received "numerous complaints and serious allegations for misconduct, misuse of authority and actions prejudicial to the dignity of office of the Chief Justice of Pakistan"; private media reports accused Chaudhry of nepotism. Reuters has more. BBC News has additional coverage.
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