Muhammad Iqbal

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

Case closed as including M. iqbal denied to shared information and FIR was not registered.

Summary of Case

"On Apr 29, 2020, Mohammad Iqbal, member of Abaseen Union of Journalists, was arrested when he was performing his professional duty. Iqbal said that Swabi Assistant Commissioner, Sohaib Butt accompanied by other officials and security personnel was talking with the traders in the district headquarters during his visit. He said that he was making footage of the officials on his cellphone but when they noticed it he was prevented from doing it. Iqbal said that he was performing his professional duty but the officials told him that why he was covering their visit without permission. The journalist said that the officials ordered the policemen to take him to Swabi city police station where he was put in lock-up. Later on matter was resolved between the police officials and Muhammad Iqbal and he was out of Police custody. No FIR was filed regarding the case. "

Category of Incident

Arrest

ICCS Status

ICCS Divisions: 0202-Acts against liberty

ICCS Group: 02022-Deprivation of liberty

ICCS Class: N/A

ICCS Crime: Acts against liberty

Reported By

The News

Date of incident

29

Month

April

Year

2020

Name of affected person

Muhammad Iqbal

Other affected persons

No other person affcted

Name of affected organization

Abaseen Union of Journalists

Other affected organizations

No other organization affected

Action by

Police

City

Swabi

Province

K.P

Designation

Reporter

Professional category

Journalist

Age of victim

Journalist denied to share

Marital Status

N/A

Compensation Details

Amount of compensation announced by government: No Compensation Announced

Date of compensation announcement by government: N/A

Date of compensation paid by government: N/A

Amount of compensation announced by others: No compensation Announced

Date of compensation announced by others: N/A

Date compensation paid by others: N/A

FIR Details

Was FIR registered ?: No

Court Details

Was case investigated ?: No FIR registered

Court where case was presented: No case registered

Name of prosecuting lawyer: No case registered

Date of first court hearing:

Date of last court hearing:

Status of court case: No case registered

Journalist Union Status

PFUJ

N/A

APNS

N/A

CPNE

N/A

PBA

N/A

Condemn Status

Colleague of victim

N/A

Employer organization

N/A

Press Club Status

Press club 1: Peshawar Press Club: President Mr. Ryaz said they don't have any information.

Press club 2: Not required to contact

Press club 3: Not required to contact