At long last a celebrity angle to all this Pakistan emergency rule lawyer protesting election promising madness! Imran Khan, the TOTES HOT cricket player who was married to Jemima Khan before she divorced him because she didn't like Lahore/him as much as she liked London/Hugh Grant, has been arrested. He's an up-and-coming politician now, and he had been in hiding, but he emerged to join a protest at a university over the weekend after giving a secret interview during which he said:"It's clear that this government is taking lessons from Burma. They want to squelch every last drop of dissent. My goal is to organize and inspire the students, and if I get arrested, I am ready." And well, it's a good thing he was ready I guess. [Washington Post]
"Up-and-coming politician" is one way to put it, I guess. "Islamist" might be a better one? Imran Khan is pretty extreme. His party protested Salman Rushdie's knighthood earlier this year, for example.
Even Iran stopped flogging that horse back in 1998.