Kamran Yousuf

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Journalists protest against restrictions of the internet and mobile phone networks at the Kashmir Press Club in Srinagar in October 2019. Jammu and Kashmir police have questioned three journalists this month, and internet access has yet to be fully restored. (AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)

Jammu and Kashmir police question three journalists amid social media ban

New Delhi, February 19, 2020—Jammu and Kashmir police have summoned three journalists this month, including photojournalist Kamran Yousuf, who was questioned about social media activity, according to news reports and CPJ interviews. In January, after a lengthy communications shutdown in the region, the Indian government restored access to under 1500 “white-listed” websites, not including social…

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Photojournalist Kamran Yousuf, pictured, is facing charges after covering unrest in Jammu and Kashmir state. (Younis Khaliq)

India releases photojournalist Kamran Yousuf on bail

New York, March 13, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomes the release on bail of Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yousuf and calls on Indian authorities to drop all remaining charges against him. Yousuf was granted bail by a National Investigative Agency (NIA) special court in Delhi on Monday and was released today after providing 100,000…

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Indian policemen stand guard on a road, after Kashmiri separatists called for a day-long strike against the recent killings in Kashmir in March 2018. Kamran Yousuf, a freelancer working in the Jammu and Kashmir region, who contributes to the daily Greater Kashmir, has been in custody since September 5, 2017. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)

Indian court delays photojournalist’s bail hearing

New Delhi, March 8, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Indian authorities to grant photojournalist Kamran Yousuf bail. The bail decision was expected March 7, according to news reports, but has not been handed down yet. Yousuf, a freelancer working in the Jammu and Kashmir region, who contributes to the daily Greater Kashmir, has…

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Photojournalist Kamran Yousuf, pictured, is facing charges after covering unrest in Jammu and Kashmir state. (Younis Khaliq)

Indian authorities say jailed photographer Kamran Yousuf not ‘real journalist’

New York, February 16, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Indian authorities and the National Investigative Agency (NIA) to immediately drop charges against photojournalist Kamran Yousuf and release him.

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Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard in Srinagar in December, 2017. Freelancer Kamran Yousuf, who covers the Kashmir region, is facing anti-state charges. (AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)

India charges photojournalist arrested in Kashmir in September with sedition, other crimes

New York, January 18, 2018–India’s National Investigation Agency today charged photojournalist Kamran Yousuf with criminal conspiracy, attempting to wage war against India, and sedition, according to news reports. Authorities charged Yousuf alongside 12 others accused of anti-state activities, reports said. Yousuf, a freelancer working in the Jammu and Kashmir region, who contributes to the daily…

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Boys ride past a police camp in the Pulwama district of the Jammu and Kashmir state. Photojournalist Kamran Yousuf, who frequently worked in this region, was arrested on accusations of stone throwing. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)

Indian authorities detain local photojournalist, accuse him of throwing stones

New Delhi, September 11, 2017–Indian authorities should immediately release Kamran Yousuf, a freelance photojournalist who was working in the Jammu and Kashmir region and has been held without charge since September 4, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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