Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yousef has been in jail without charge since September 2017. On January 18, 2018, he was charged by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) with being a stone pelter & accused of “conspiring to wage war against the Government of India” by carrying out “terrorist & secessionist activities” in Jammu & Kashmir. The Press Council of India, the Kashmir Editors Guild, Kashmir Young Journalists Association, the Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI), the Committee to Protect Journalists, & the International Federation of Journalists have issued statements demanding his immediate release.
Now it is time for us to move into action & build a broad international defense campaign to get him released from prison & all fabricated charges dropped. His real offense is that as a photojournalist he covered protests against the occupation & funerals of those executed by Indian occupying forces.
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