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Pakistan has jailed one of its last independent journalists

2 March 2024

5:30 PM

2 March 2024

5:30 PM

In a cosy Persian restaurant in an Islamabad strip mall, a young man approached Asad Ali Toor for a selfie. ‘I watch your show, I admire your work, thank you for what you do,’ he told the journalist.

Toor’s real crime is speaking truth to power

Days later, Toor was in jail, charged with ‘cyber crimes’ after being interrogated by Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

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