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Support Younus Shaikh


To support Younus Shaikh, you can write to President of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf. Below is a sample letter, but if you write your own letter, that is even better. Please keep the text to under 20 lines; it is unlikely that the functionaries will bother to read a long text, so don't spend time writing one for this purpose.



General Pervez Musharraf
Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Your Excellency,

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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