June 2, 2021 Find out more News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Receive email alerts RSF_en Farhan Ahmed Bangash, a Royal TV reporter who had been held on terrorism charges in connection with his coverage of clashes in Kohat district, near Islamabad, since 20 November, was finally released on bail by a Peshawar high court on 1 January.“We are relieved but we regret that this decision came so late,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is wrong for a journalist to be arrested so arbitrarily in connection with his work. We condemn the arbitrary treatment Bangash received from the police, who destroyed his professional equipment.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We disturbed by the reinforcement of the anti-terrorism law on the pretext of protecting lives, and its use to arrest journalists. If the government is sincere, why doesn’t it take measures to end the cycle of violence against journalists and to end the impunity that surrounds this violence?”Seven charges were brought against Bangash, including “inciting violence” under the anti-terrorism law, in connection with his coverage of clashes on 15 November in Kohat, in which ten people were killed. He was even accused of participating in the clashes, which he covered for Royal TV.Bangash told Reporters Without Borders he was mistreated psychologically by the authorities, who held him for two weeks in a room with 17 other people. His camera was destroyed along with the photos it contained, showing police fleeing the scene of rioting and clashes between two clans in Kohat.Bangash, whose first request for release was rejected, has been supported by his TV station but had to pay his lawyer’s fees and his bail himself.Pakistan is ranked 159th out of 179 countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. January 28, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific News News Organisation Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists January 6, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV reporter released on bail after six weeks News April 21, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific to go further Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Pakistan
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Morsi was found guilty on charges of espionage.Former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has been sentenced to life in Prison.Morsi will have to spend 25 years in jail which is the maximum sentence for life imprisonment .He was found guilty on charges of espionage.The court still has to decide whether to confirm or commute death sentences it handed down against Morsi in a separate case related to a 2011 prison break.General guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie was also sentenced to 25 years in jail on spying charges on Tuesday. The court handed town a total of 17 life sentences on charges of spying.Muslim Brotherhood leader Khairat el-Shater and two others were sentenced to death in the same case.Death sentences were also handed to 13 other defendants in absentia.Deposed President Mohammed Morsi had been preliminarily sentenced to death on charges of escaping from prison.The Court has referred the papers of Morsi and 104 others to the Grand Mufti, Egypt’s top Islamic scholar, for confirmation of the death sentences.Morsi was officially ousted as president by Egypt’s armed forces on July 3, 2013.Following the army’s announcement, which was televised, millions of protesters celebrated countrywide, reportedly shouting phrases like “God is great” and “Long live Egypt.”Not long after the announcement was made, Morsi stated that the Egyptian military’s measures “represent a full coup categorically rejected by all the free men of our nation” via his Twitter page.Morsi’s removal from power led to unrest across Egypt with clashes taking place between his supporters and detractors. The Egyptian government killed some pro-Morsi Muslim protestors during this time.The government also arrested and tried some of his supporters as well. That November, Morsi himself was put on trial for allegedly inciting the murder of several protestors in December 2012.He told the court that “this trial is illegimate,” according to a report in The New York Times. Morsi claimed to still be the rightful president of Egypt. After only one day in court, the trial was postponed until early 2014.