Disappeared

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Kurdish Syrian journalist Fanar Mahmoud Tami abducted

New York, January 29, 2021 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed alarm over the abduction of Syrian journalist Fanar Mahmoud Tami, and called on all parties in northeast Syria to ensure his safety. In the evening of January 23, masked assailants driving a white jeep abducted Tami, a freelance journalist who publishes news…

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Geo News reporter Ali Imran Syed abducted for 22 hours in Pakistan

On the evening of October 23, 2020, in Karachi, Pakistan, Geo News reporter Ali Imran Syed disappeared while he walking from his home to a nearby bakery, and was not seen until he reappeared physically unharmed at his mother’s home 22 hours later, according to news reports. After he reappeared, the government formed a fact-finding…

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Police escort journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol at a court in Khulna, Bangladesh, on May 3, 2020. (Dhaka Tribune)

Missing Bangladeshi journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol arrested after being found near Indian border

Washington, D.C., May 3, 2020–Police in Jessore, Bangladesh, should immediately release journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol from custody and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi is seen in Maputo, Mozambique, on January 15, 2020. CPJ recently joined a letter to Nyusi expressing concern about the disappearance of journalist Ibraimo Abú Mbaruco. (Reuters/Grant Lee Neuenburg)

CPJ joins letter to Mozambican president about enforced disappearance of journalist Ibraimo Abú Mbaruco

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined 16 other civil society groups today in sending a letter to Mozambican President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi expressing concern about the deteriorating human rights situation in northern Cabo Delgado province, including the enforced disappearance of radio journalist Ibraimo Abú Mbaruco.

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People read newspapers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on January 30, 2019. Journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol recently went missing after he was named in a criminal defamation suit. (Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain)

Journalist missing in Bangladesh following defamation suit

Washington, D.C., March 13, 2020 — Bangladesh authorities should spare no effort to locate missing journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol, and should not allow a criminal defamation case to proceed against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Military vehicles are seen in Salah al-Din, south of Tripoli, Libya, on May 7, 2019. Two Libyan journalists were recently abducted in Tripoli by forces affiliated with the Libyan National Army. (Reuters/Hani Amara)

Libyan journalists Mohamed al-Qurj and Mohamed al-Shibani missing since May 2

New York, May 9, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about the safety of Mohamed al-Qurj and Mohamed al-Shibani, Libyan journalists with Qatar-based private television broadcaster Libya Alahrar, who disappeared on May 2.

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A man reads the Akhbar Al Khaleej newspaper in Manama, Bahrain, on June 22, 2009. A columnist at the paper has recently disappeared and is believed to be in government custody. (AFP/Adam Jan)

Bahraini journalist Ibrahim al-Sheikh believed to be detained on false news charges

New York, April 17, 2019 — Bahraini authorities must immediately clarify whether they are detaining Akhbar al-Khaleej columnist Ibrahim al-Sheikh and, if so, release him immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A cameraman gets into position as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on October 16, 2018. At least four journalists were recently arrested in Saudi Arabia, and their whereabouts are unknown. (AP/Leah Millis)

At least four more journalists arrested in Saudi crackdown

New York, April 8, 2019 — Saudi Arabian authorities must immediately release journalists Thumar al-Marzouqi, Bader al-Ibrahim, Mohammed al-Sadiq, and Abdullah al-Duhailan and stop their brazen campaign against the media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Chinese police seen on November 9, 2018. Recently, several editors of a labor rights website in China have been arrested or have gone missing. (Bobby Yip/Reuters)

Labor rights website editor Wei Zhili arrested in China; another is missing

Taipei, March 21, 2019 — Chinese authorities should immediately release ILabour.net editor Wei Zhili and ensure that editors and reporters will not be arrested for reporting on workers’ rights.

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Al-Tayar Editor-in-Chief Osman Mirghani is seen in Khartoum, Sudan, on July 23, 2014. In late February 2019, he was taken by Sudanese authorities, who have not released his location or announced any charges against him. (Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters)

Sudanese journalist detained in undisclosed location for weeks without charges

New York, March 8, 2019 — Sudanese authorities must immediately release journalist Osman Mirghani from detention or clarify his whereabouts and the charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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