Srinagar, May 02, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the illegally detained journalist, Aasif Sultan, who was arrested last year by Indian police, featured among this month’s list of the 10 ‘Most Urgent’ threats to press freedom across the globe.
The list – released monthly by the One Free Press Coalition, which was founded by a dozen news organizations including TIME, with the goal of defending journalists under attack – identifies 10 of the most severe examples of threats to press freedom around the world. Aasif Sultan features at seven in the list.
Aasif Sultan, working with Kashmir Narrator, was picked up from his home five days before being formally arrested on August 31. He has been booked under a fake case. The list said that Aasif was arrested on anti-India charges in August 2018. He has been repeatedly interrogated and asked to reveal sources by police, and has experienced health issues as he remains behind bars.
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