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Pakistan: Pashtun Activist Arrested

Expand Manzoor Pashteen, a leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), addresses supporters during a rally in Lahore, Pakistan, April 22, 2018. © 2018 AP Photo   (New York) – Pakistani authorities should immediately release and drop the charges against Manzoor Pashteen, a political activist arrested on January 27, 2020 for criticizing government policies, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should stop using abusive colonial-era laws criminalizing speech to clamp down on critics of the government. Police in Peshawar arrested Pashteen, the prominent leader of the Pashtun Taffhuz…

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