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Osama Rizi, son of journalist Rizwan-ur-Rehman Razi, displays a calendar with pictures of his father outside his residence in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. Pakistani authorities detained Razi, who allegedly criticized state agencies on traditional and social media, officials said Saturday. (AP/K.M. Chaudary)

Pakistani journalist arrested for critical Twitter posts

Washington, D.C., February 9, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Pakistani authorities to immediately release and drop all legal proceedings against Rizwan-ur-Rehman Razi, a TV host for Din News, a privately-owned Urdu-language news station. Razi was arrested and taken into custody this morning in Lahore, according to news reports and CPJ reporting.

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