Pakistan high court orders release of jailed opposition leader Michael Sung at 10:03 AM ET
[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website] on Friday ordered the release on bail of jailed opposition leader Javed Hashmi pending his appeal of his 2004 conviction [BBC report] for allegedly inciting mutiny in the armed forces, forgery and defamation by circulating an unsigned letter allegedly written by army officers opposed to President Pervez Musharraf and Pakistani military operations in Kashmir. Hashmi, the leader of the opposition Alliance for Restoration of Democracy and the Pakistan Muslim League-N [party website], was serving a 23 year prison term concurrently and was expected to be released in 2011.
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