Beyond the horror of the loss of life, the attack on the courthouse itself is deplorable. In both function and symbolism, the High Court represents the rule of law itself.
As lawyers and judges, we stand united against terrorism, particularly when it is directed against the very institutions that protect and preserve democracy.
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