Pakistani journalist faces terrorism and defamation charges for article critical of regional government

Published: 5/10/2017
Pakistani journalist faces terrorism and defamation charges for article critical of regional government
Source: CPJ.ORG

New York, October 4, 2017--Authorities in Pakistan should drop charges against journalist Shabbir Siham, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan's northern Gilgit-Baltistan region summoned Siham for a hearing on October 7 on accusations of fabrication and extorting a regional minister in violation of...

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