Free Kamran Yousef, Kashmiri photojournalist

Kamran Yousef Feb 2018

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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