LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain urged lawyers, rights activists and journalists to raise their voice against the ‘brutal torture’ of his party workers arrested by the Rangers force, Aaj News reported on Saturday.
Early morning Wednesday, Rangers forces raided the MQM head-office, claimed to have seized a “huge quantity” of weapons and arrested hardened criminals, including one accused of murdering journalist Wali Babar.
But Hussain claimed some of the arms, which a Rangers spokesman said was illegal and likely stolen from weapons containers supplying Nato forces in Afghanistan, were planted by the forces in an effort to malign the MQM.
On Thursday, an anti-terrorism court remanded 28 of the men arrested from the MQM offices into Rangers custody after they were brought blindfolded and handcuffed to the court.
The arrested workers were being treated like war criminals, claimed Altaf Hussain.