CAUGHT IN KANGAROO COURT FROM ISLAM-A-BAD TO SLUM-ABOUT: An ‘Attempted Murder’ in Islamabad and an ‘Attempted Coup’ in Juba!
This is a reblogged story from Pakistan. It talks about a 9-month old boy charged with an ‘attempted murder’ Pakistani capital of Islamabad. There is a sister story in South Sudan; about 11 politicians picked up from their houses and detained in what many believe as scapegoating for the December 15 shootout that launched a genocidal rebellion in the ‘baby republic’. Both stories are similar in that they depict a rotten legal system in which the police and other security departments led down their governments with embarrassingly shoddy investigations and hasty witness shopping that fails to measure up to the treason drive on political motivations.
However, it’s not the duty of Weakleaks! to corroborate and collaborate these two stories. It’s upon the reader to pick Juba out of the follow Islamabad story…in other words…to separate the mystery of justice from the ministry of justice in both cases.
However, the difference between the two legal systems is that in the Pakistani case, the accused is on the run, but in the Juba4 case, the accusers are on the run! It first began with witnesses quitting the testimony box, and now the Prosecutor-General is next. People were puzzled yesterday when Mr. Mayen Oka, Director for Public Prosecution (if not Public Persecution) was missing during the cross-examination of the accused.
Toddler Charged With Attempted Murder in Hiding With Family
The toddler was brought to court last Friday as part of an investigation relating to an incident where residents in his neighborhood clashed with police. He was granted bail by a judge.
The incident began in late January and touches on many of the challenges Pakistan faces such as electricity shortages and faulty police investigations.
Police and energy officials went to the neighborhood on Jan. 31 to disconnect customers who they said were stealing electricity and gas. Such pilferage is common in Pakistan, and attempts to disconnect customers are sometimes met with violence.
Police said they were pelted with stones by angry residents, while the toddler’s grandfather says some neighborhood women attacked the police with batons. That altercation sparked police to open an attempted murder investigation into 30 people in the neighborhood, including the father of the toddler and his unnamed son, said police officer Atif Zulfiqar, who is in charge of the area.
The grandfather, Malik Muhammed Yaseen, said the police came to the house multiple times looking for the son, and when they were told that he was less than a year old they told the family to take him to the court to get bail.
A lawyer for the family, Irfan Tarar, said police appeared to have no idea that the son was so young. He said after the boy was brought to the court on April 3 to get bail, the family spirited him away to the city of Faisalabad to protect him.
The lawyer said the police “blindly” registered the attempted murder case against a baby and said the entire episode was really related to a property dispute between the landlord and the tenants, which included the baby’s family.
But Zulfiqar from the police contends the family isn’t being truthful. He said the police hadn’t deliberately targeted the infant but were looking for a more grown-up son that they believe the family is still protecting. He said the family produced the infant as a way to deflect attention. The grandfather denied this.
Wherever the truth lies, legal analysts say the case shows the deficiencies in a Pakistani criminal justice system where police often lack investigation skills and the legal system can be abused for personal gain.
Legal expert Babar Awan said the judge should have thrown out the case against the baby the day he was produced in court and faulted the police for a shoddy investigation.
“There is also a flaw in the legal system, and it needs to be reformed,” he said.
The next hearing the case is April 12 although the family’s lawyer says they have been told by the police that they are dropping any investigation of the infant.
The following illustrative poem is drawn from ‘The Black Christs of Africa’:
CONDUCTORS OR CON DOCTORS?
You are put in charge of public transport,
To conduct it with our money,
You turn to misconduct us,
And colonize our pockets,
A conductor turned con doctor!
You are put in charge of public health,
To fight disease and save life,
You turn to amass your wealth thru our health,
And make our pain your gain,
A health conductor turned hell’s con doctor!
You are put in charge of public laws,
To conduct the nation towards moral safety.
You shout air of noise for which you are paid,
And conduct our nationhood by falsehood,
A lawyer turned liar!
You are put in charge of public prayers,
To conduct us towards heaven,
You tend to misconduct God’s people
For forty years in the spiritual wilderness,
A pastor turned buster!
Beware of these teachers of religious laws! For they love to parade in flowing robes and to have every one bow to them as they walk in the marketplaces. And how they love the seats of honor in the synagogues and at banquets. But they shamelessly cheat widows out of their property, and then, to cover up the people they really are, they make long prayers in public. Because of this, their punishment will be the greater.
Mark 12:38 – 40
Book Title: The Black Christs of Africa
Chapter 9: The Eruption, Irruption, Interruption and Disruption of Corruption
Poem 116: Conductors or Con Doctors?
Poet: Jon Pen de Ngong
Period: 06-06-06 to 12-12-12