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General Pervez Musharraf
Islamic Republic of Pakistan
I am shocked to hear that Dr. Muhammed Younus Shaikh, currently in jail in Islamabad being accused of blasphemy, has been convicted to death on August 18th by the Islamabad additional district and sessions court. His appeal against the death sentence is under the consideration of the Lahore High Court now.
It is the right of everyone to express freely one's opinion in any civilized society and I hope that you will guide Pakistan to an open and pluralist society.
I strongly support the international campaign in favor of the release of Dr. Shaikh. I request you to use all the powers available at your disposal to mediate and intervene for the release of Dr. Muhammed Younus Shaikh.
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