Pakistan police illegally blocked Bhutto autopsy: hospital lawyer Mike Rosen-Molina at 5:27 PM ET
[JURIST] Doctors at Rawalpindi General Hospital were prevented by police from carrying out an autopsy on former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive] following her assassination [JURIST report] last week, a hospital lawyer said Monday, according to CNN. Hospital manager Athar Minallah said that police violated Pakistani criminal law by preventing doctors from reaching a full medical conclusion about Bhutto's cause of death [medical report, PDF], but Rawalpindi police chief Aziz Saud told CNN that it was Bhutto's husband rather than police that objected to the autopsy. CNN has more.
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