Shabbir Siham

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Men feed crows near a lake in Islamabad, Pakistan, on March 5, 2018. An anti-terrorism court in the northern Gilgit-Baltistan region on March 30, 2018, sentenced journalist Shabbir Siham in absentia on charges including defamation and committing acts of terrorism. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)

Pakistani journalist appeals 22-year sentence on terrorism, defamation charges

Washington D.C., May 10, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Pakistani authorities to withdraw all charges against journalist Shabbir Siham, who is appealing a sentence of 22 years in prison and a 500,000 rupee (US$4,300) fine by an anti-terrorism court in the northern Gilgit-Baltistan region.

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Pakistan's cricket fans wave a national flag in Karachi, Pakistan on June 20, 2017. Pakistan's interior ministry ordered he Interior Ministry on January 19, 2018 ordered the Pashto-language service of U.S. Congress-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Mashaal, to close immediately. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)

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

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 Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Act, according to news…

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