“I have suffered a lot!”

December 2, 2010 Leave a comment

“I have suffered a lot! My family has suffered a lot”. These were the words of Saif Khan as he spoke exclusively to TVN on December 01, 2010.  Saif lamented the fact that the case was dragged for 7 months. Enough injustice has been done! In his interview to media, Saif also said that, “yes I am happy that it is going in the right direction..” However, justice still remains to be done. He added that,  “what has happened against me cannot be undone. I want to be declared innocent; I do not want just the charges to be dropped, I want them (the prosecutors) to say I’m innocent so I can continue my life peacefully”.

Saif Khan also said that no innocent person should ever go through what he and his family have experienced. What did the accusers achieve by not only stigmatizing and defaming an innocent person but an entire community? There are many questions that remain unanswered! The coalition for the support of Saif stands strong with Saif Khan and demand a formal apology from the accusers who have caused immense damage to him emotionally and physically. When he was detained by the Chilean authorities in May, he was mistreated as a criminal, not given food or water and held in solitary confinement. Laws of countries cannot be allowed to be misused against law abiding innocent individuals.

Prosecutors drop charges against Saif Khan

December 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Prosecutor Alejandro Peña  on Wednesday (1st December, 2010) asked a court “not to persevere” against Saif Khan who was falsely accused in May. Peña said that having practiced the “investigative procedures” in the case “not enough evidence was found for an indictment”. The prosecutor’s decision was due to failure to confirm suspicions against Saif Khan. In other words, “having all necessary investigative steps, not enough evidence was found to press an accusation. The traces found were not constituted as sufficient to accuse him,” says the text submitted by the prosecution.

More than what happened at the US embassy, the whole 7 months long drama was pursued simply based on suspicions and no proof.  Obviously, when no crime was committed, it was ludicrous to even continue this for almost 7 months. The trauma and anguish Saif and his family went through has no meaning for those engaged in this injustice.

This latest development cements and proves the reality of Saif’s innocence. Truly, Saif is absolutely innocent and now the whole world knows it. It is also clear that Saif has been a victim of severe injustice. Saif was falsely accused and 7 months of his life and his family’s have been wasted.

A court hearing has been requested on December 6th at the Center of Justice of Santiago.

Canons of fair play

November 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Blessed are those that have defined themselves through the qualities of justice, righteousness and fair-play. Since the unfortunate day of May 10th, 2010 “investigations” regarding false accusations on innocent Saif remain inconclusive. Saif is indeed innocent! Surely justice has not been delayed but denied due to unbalanced and unjust ways of the accusers. The onus is entirely on the accusers in Chile to make up for their injustice. It is also time for life to move. Those watching the case already know and believe the absolute and manifest innocence of Saif.

No crime committed yet injustice against Saif continues

What is amazing is that fact that the entire drama was enacted by the accusers based on presumption and without any proof, as no crime was ever committed on the part of the accused. Building an entire false story simply on some traces of chemical residue is what demands the attention of human rights organizations. If a crime has been committed, it is from the side of accusers who tried their best to defame an innocent young student who was in Chile to study, encouraged by a Chilean representative (Catalina Alliende) to proceed to Chile. Nothing can bring back the lost time and the happiness forgone in the life of innocent Saif who simply wants to live in peace and lead a normal life.

Abuse of Power

It is the abuse of power, and a compromise on the canons of fair play by the accusers that becomes an issue to reckon with. For much too long, restraint has been shown, giving benefit of doubt and a chance of face-saving to the perpetrators of this grave injustice against Saif and his family. Instead of salvaging their lost credibility, the accuser’s vile propaganda based on silly things continues. So much is the absurdity of the claims that one wonders, have the accusers lost all sanity? Mistaken are those who spend millions in tax-payers money of citizens of Chile, touring other countries to prove their “efficiency” and “diligence” through “investigations” that are nothing short of a joke. They fail to realize that citizens and masses are not easily fooled by their futile efforts to malign innocents.

It is a tragedy that the accusers in Saif’s case have not only made a mockery of justice but also made fun of the intellect of the Chilean nation. Images of Saif that were earlier circulated in the media, taken out of context to launch a vile propaganda campaign, have not dented Saif’s credibility even a bit. Neither it is a crime to have good time with friends nor holding something that has legal authorization. Besides, that has no relation with the incident that happened in Chile for which Saif was falsely accused. Such tactics do not worry those who stand on the basis of truth. They only prove the intellectual level of those who continue and press on with their inhumane and indecent ways.

Injsutice must stop

No one should underestimate the resolve, strength and perseverance of Saif, his family and millions of admirers, and supporters. Members of the coalition of the support of Saif have repeatedly expressed their desire to be non-confrontational in terms of legal response. Six months have already passed and there is no room left to further test the patience of a peace loving and law-abiding person who continues to stand for justice. There are limits to everything and legal restraint must not be mistaken for anything else. This injustice must stop as options remain open to fully expose the unjust in the court of law.

Chilean authorities go to greater lengths to harass Saif and his family

November 9, 2010 Leave a comment

It is an irony that how even after six months, the authorities have yet not been able to bring forth a shred of evidence against Saif – how can they when innocent Saif’s life is a clean slate. Unfortunately, misuse of power and authority has played a major role in this whole drama. One new development in this case is that the Chilean officials have finally arrived in the US to take Saif’s brother’s (who is a PHD student there) testimony. It is very strange because as to why after six months they realized they had to take his testimony also. Another strange thing which does not make any sense as to why SAIF”S PARENTS (who are in Pakistan right now) were not asked to testify even ONCE despite their stay in Chile for more than five months! They talked to media in favour of their innocent son but the authorities made sure that not many media outlets run those interviews. The past record of the Chilean authorities in this regard has been widely dubious and questionable. Against all legal and moral norms, they did not even hesitate to publish in the newspapers private photographs of Saif and attributed false information to him.

The Chilean government based on a convention between their government and that of the United States have approached Saif’s brother in United States who is currently doing his PhD and is with his family. Saif and his family since six months have already fully cooperated to address the concerns that the authorities had.  It indeed is worth pondering, what took the Chilean government so long to ask an immediate family member of Saif at such a late stage; since they have been dragging the case for six months.

It is also clarified that Saif is free to move in Chile as he gained his freedom earlier in May. He cannot leave Chile until the investigations conclude. Now what remains to be seen is how this ”testimony” of Saif’s brother on US soil be able to help solve the case.

Accusers continue with their despicable lies

November 1, 2010 Leave a comment

While parents of Saif arrive in Islamabad after waiting in Chile for 5 months, a particular section of the Chilean media continues with its despicable propaganda against innocent Saif Khan. This is not only outrageous but below decent journalistic standards. Chilean people and others around the world have had enough and are truly tired of the accusers continued lies. The Chilean visa for Saif’s parents was expiring and after waiting that long, they had no choice but to return to Pakistan to reunite with the rest of the family. They anxiously await an end to this injustice.

The prosecutors are  the only people who are not realizing to this day that they have no credibility and all their media stunts are only exposing their confusions and last-ditched efforts to build a false case. They have miserably failed already. Six months have passed and their ineptness and lies have caused enough damage to the image of an innocent student. They tried their best to engage in character assassination of Saif, but it has had the opposite impact. Wherever Saif goes, common Chilean people say words of support and express their disgust at the injustice by the accusers. Civilized societies cannot tolerate such wicked ways of the accusers against an innocent student. The accusers are fully exposed and the Chilean people have understood the reality of Saif’s innocence. It is about time, the accusers stop wasting the time of Saif and the honorable courts.

Saif’s parents returning to Pakistan

October 30, 2010 1 comment

On the morning of October 30th, 2010, Saif’s parents leave for Santiago airport to travel back to Pakistan. Even after 6 months, they still await justice for their son who has committed no crime, harmed no one!

After staying in Santiago for 5 months, Saif’s parents leave Chile with the hope that the Chilean courts will deliver justice and exonerate Saif of all the baseless accusations. They had come to Chile to defend their innocent son and nullify the stupid allegation that Saif was not “socially embedded”. They were in Chile to send out a message loud and clear that no one must stay quiet at an injustice committed anywhere. They may have been sad not to be able to return with their son at this time, but they are always confident and hopeful; since those who raise their children with the best of upbringing, moral values and love for humanity have nothing to fear nor worry about.

While there are still no charges, nor any proof against Saif, the campaign to malign an innocent peace loving person continues at the behest of the accusers. Surely the accusers who committed this injustice and are desperate to cook new lies and buy more time will ultimately face humiliation in public and in front of honorable courts. They already have lost all moral ground to be serving in their positions. Not only what the accusers do against Saif is ridiculous but also sad. The circus that has continued in Chile for 6 months simply based on suspicions and lies must now end. There is no justice, no humanity in playing with the lives of innocent, law-abiding people.

It is high time to realize that the paranoia and madness against an entire community must cease. Time never stays the same and greatness of nations is hidden in the golden values of justice and fair-play. The resolve to stand for justice and truth is higher than ever!

Crimes against Pakistani student

October 17, 2010 4 comments

It has been more than 5 months since Saif was first detained by the Chilean authorities on baseless charges, without proof and evidence. They may do all the media stunts to improve its image, but the fact is that their true face was revealed the very day they humiliated and discriminated against a Pakistani. The coalition for the support of Saif, within the bounds of law will do everything to hold accountable the accusers for these grave injustices!

Crimes of some sections in the Chilean authorities  against a Pakistani:

  • Illegal detention of Saif in May without proof, merely based on suspicion. Traces of chemical residues (that too never tested by an independent agency), are not enough to unjustly blame an innocent student.
  • Defamation campaign in a famous section of media. Release of personal and private pictures that have no relation with the case in the particular media. This act of the accusers is condemnable.
  • Continuous mental torture of Saif and his family. One lie after an other in the media and courts against Saif  would put any human being to shame but not the Chilean authorities who are involved in this injustice.
  • Dragging the case for five months and still rightly nothing against Saif. Asking for more time and inventing baseless things against Saif and wasting court’s time has become the norm. Nothing can compensate for the character assassination of an innocent student. Nothing can bring back more than five months of valuable time of Saif’s life. There is no charge against innocent Saif. No crime was committed and yet Saif cannot lead a normal life. Injustice has limits!
  • Illegal breaking into Saif’s apartment by Chilean PDI officials without judicial authorization.
  • Discrimination against a Pakistani – Even a Chilean court had warned the authorities who committed this injustice not to discriminate against a community in one of the hearings in Saif’s case. The authorities seem to be disrespectful of court’s decision.

The accusers who constantly spoke against Saif and even called him a “terrorist” must apologize for exceeding their limits! They have forgotten that they are the ones terrorizing others. They are responsible for bringing a bad name to Chile. Respect for law and due process must be paramount but some members amongst the Chilean authorities still needs to learn that! They have no right to tarnish the beautiful image of Chile.

Saif does not have anything to hide.  He is still waiting for the prosecutors to show the proofs in the court. Until now the accusers have not produced anything against Saif because there is nothing against Saif. The law and any civilized society clearly abhors the character assassination of an innocent person and clearly condemns the release of documents of an investigation in the media. If there is anything, than the accusers must present that in courts instead of continuing with defaming an innocent person with cheap tactics.