On October 25 the Court of Appeal sentenced the three youth leaders of the Jebha protests to six months in jail and a fine of 1000 dirham each (approximately half the official monthly minimum wage). The three had been part of a popular protest campaign against the lack of water and electricity in the village at the end of December 2009. They need your support!

In Pakistan the crisis in the power sector has affected the whole society for many years. Long power cuts and ever increasing electricity bills have made the lives of ordinary people hell. One of the main reasons for all this was the privatisation of the power generating sector many years ago.