Saeed Ali Achakzai

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

Case Closed because Police officials detained the journalists for coverage of Covid-19 but realeased the journalist without any FIR and further inquiry.

Summary of Case

"On 20 June, 2020 Journalists Saeed Ali Achakzai, who is former president of Chaman Press Club and works for Samaa TV channel, and Abdul Mateen Achakzai, affiliated with Pushto-language Khyber News channel were third degree tortured, arrested and sent notorious Machh prison in Balochistan after they reported poor facilities at government-run quarantine centre. The two journalists returned from the prison three days after their arrest with torture signs on their bodies. The arrest was without any FIR or warrant. Freedom Network and Cheif Minister of KPK Mr. Mehmood Khan condemned. Speaking to PPF Mr. Saeed Ali Achakzai said he and Abdul Mateen Achakzai reported poor facilities at government-run quarantine centre where Pakistanis coming from Afghanistan treated for suspected COVID19 virus. He said Deputy Commissioner Rd. Major Muhammad Bashir called them for meeting. When they reached his office for meeting, They arrested them and sent to notorious Machh prison. Then Released after Three days without any FIR fregistered. In conversation with PPF, Mr. Ayub Tareen President of Baluchistan Union of Journalists said that after we protested against this unlawful act Provincial government took action and ordered to release the journalists immediately and transferred Deputy Commissioner. "

Category of Incident

Arrest

ICCS Status

ICCS Divisions: 0202 -Acts against liberty

ICCS Group: 02022-Deprivation of liberty

ICCS Class: 020222-Illegal restraint

ICCS Crime: Acts against liberty

Reported By

Journalism Pakistan

Date of incident

20

Month

June

Year

2020

Name of affected person

Saeed Ali Achakzai

Other affected persons

Abdul Mateen Achakzai

Name of affected organization

Samaa TV

Other affected organizations

Khyber News Channel

Action by

Police

City

Chaman

Province

Balochistan

Designation

Reporter

Professional category

Journalist

Age of victim

41 Years old

Marital Status

Married

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 ?: FIR not registered

Court where case was presented: FIR not registered

Name of prosecuting lawyer: FIR not registered

Date of first court hearing:

Date of last court hearing:

Status of court case: FIR not registered

Journalist Union Status

PFUJ

Not Condemn

APNS

N/A

CPNE

N/A

PBA

N/A

Condemn Status

Colleague of victim

N/A

Employer organization

Beareau Chief of Samaa News

Press Club Status

Press club 1: Baluchistan Union of Jourfnalist President Ayub tareen

Press club 2: Peshawar Press Club

Press club 3: Not required to contact