Sharif's deportation has sparked worldwide outrage, prompting several retired Supreme Court of Pakistan justices to publicly condemn it and advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] to accuse Musharraf of flouting international law [HRW statement] by forcing Sharif back into exile. Retired Justice Fakharunisa Khokhar said Sharif should have been given a trial for the new corruption charges under which he was arrested rather than being immediately deported. Pakistani Attorney General Malik Qayyum countered that the government's move was "according to the law." HRW has called for the Pakistani government to release those arrested over the weekend for supporting Sharif's return. AFP has more. From Pakistan, the Daily Times has local coverage.
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