Saturday, April 13, 2024

Topic: Free Aasif Sultan

Thousand days, no evidence; Kashmiri journalist Aasif Sultan remains in jail

Calls are growing for the immediate release of Kashmiri journalist Aasif Sultan, who on May 25th (Tuesday) completed 1000 days in prison. Journalists and activists in Kashmir and globally have urged the authorities to free Sultan who they say is being punished for doing journalism.

Four Indians among 274 journalists jailed worldwide: CPJ 2020 Prison Census

Four Indian journalists mentioned in the report are Aasif Sultan (Kashmir Narrator), Siddique Kappan (Malayalam freelance journalist) and renowned columnists and writers Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde.

CPJ, 400 journalists and academics call for release of journalist Aasif Sultan

On 27 August, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an international body for protection of journalists, has emailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi the letter...