Reporter probably held by army after being kidnapped by Taliban

Reporter probably held by army after being kidnapped by Taliban

June 12, 2021 dltbsyjqzoag 0

first_imgNews Video on the difficulties for journalists in the Peshawar region: http://www.rsf.org/Dangers-for-journalists-in.html Another journalist Rehmatullah Shaheen of the Baloch Daily Tawar newspaper was held incommunicado by the police from 8 to 15 December in the southwestern province of Balochistan. He is still detained. At least two other journalists are currently detained in Pakistan. The Taliban announced they were holding Rasheed on 29 December, two days after he was seized by gunmen while filming in the market in Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, which is part of the Tribal Areas. Journalists based in the Tribal Areas negotiated his release with the Taliban group led by Hafi Gul Bahadar. “The authorities must quickly say what they know about the possible detention of this journalist, whose only apparent ‘crime’ is to have been kidnapped by the Taliban,” Reporters Without Borders said. “By detaining him in this manner, the army is exposing him to new dangers as he could be accused of being an informant. This is not the first time the army and intelligence services have acted in this way, and it is unacceptable.” Help by sharing this information His wife has appealed to the journalistic community to support her efforts to get him freed. The last phone call she received from him was on 28 December, when he was still being held by the Taliban. Rasheed, who is from Rawalpindi, was apparently arrested by Pakistani soldiers after being released by Taliban at the army checkpoint in Mirzael, in the Bannu region, on 4 January. Military personnel told his wife he would “soon be at home again.” When Reporters Without Borders contacted Pakistani army spokesman Athar Abbas on 5 and 7 January, he said he “heard” about the Rasheed case. News to go further PakistanAsia – Pacific PakistanAsia – Pacific The Taliban in North Waziristan have banned all journalists who are not from the area. Journalists are suspected of being spies and face possible execution. The army, for its part, is also obstructing the work of foreign and Pakistani journalists in the Tribal Areas, especially South Waziristan. Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists January 13, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter probably held by army after being kidnapped by Taliban News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Most recent release on the Tribal Areas: http://www.rsf.org/Call-for-better-media-access-to.html News June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Pakistan Organisation RSF_en April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Reporters Without Borders urges the Pakistani authorities to explain what has happened to Mohammad Rasheed, a freelance reporter who is probably being held by the army. It is believed he was arrested after being held for several days by a Taliban group in North Waziristan. “I don’t know where he is; his entire family is very worried,” his wife told Reporters Without Borders. January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img

 

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