Rangers release social media activist Arsalan after issuing warning
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The Rangers force on Saturday confessed arresting social media activist and journalist Arsalan Khan from Clifton, Karachi in connection with his contacts with a terrorist group. However, the activist was released after giving warning to him, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
According to the Rangers, Amir Arsalan who is known as AK 47 on Twitter was allegedly taking money from a terrorist group. The Rangers officials whisked him away and grilled him. However, they later released him after issuing a warning.
PPP leader Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar denounced the arrest of social media activist saying that he heard the video message of the wife of Arsalan in which she said that the authorities whisked away her husband because he talked and wrote too much on social media. She said that it was not a crime to write and talk on social media rather it was a crime to forcibly disappear a citizen.
جبراً اُٹھائے گئے ارسلان صاحب کی اہلیہ کا ویڈیو پیغام سنا۔ اُنھیں یہ بتایا گیا”یہ سوشل میڈیا پر بہت بولتے اور لکھتے ہیں “۔— Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar (@mustafa_nawazk) June 24, 2022
بولنا اور لکھنا جرم نہیں ، جرم کسی شہری کو زبردستی اغوا اور گمشدہ کرنا ہے۔#ارسلان_خان_کو_رہا_کرو
رینجرز کا یہ بیان کوئی افسر عدالتی کٹہرے میں کھڑا ہو کر دے اور پھر جرح کا سامنا کرے تو مانیں، اس بیان کی تو ایک محرر کی لکھی ایف آئی آر سے بھی بری حالت ہے۔ دھشت گردوں سے رابطوں اور مالی معاونت کی اطلاع تھی تک کیا CTD والے مکھیاں مار رہے تھے؟ https://t.co/dHdvAjWxk4— Matiullah Jan (@Matiullahjan919) June 24, 2022
Yesterday, the Amnesty International also expressed its deep concern over the abduction of Arsalan asking Pakistan to end this abhorrent practice of punishing dissent by wrenching people away from their loved ones.
PAKISTAN: Amnesty International is deeply concerned about the abduction of journalist Arsalan Khan (@AK_Forty7) from his home in Karachi today at 4:00 am. Pakistan must end this abhorrent practice of punishing dissent by wrenching people away from their loved ones. [1/2]— Amnesty International South Asia (@amnestysasia) June 24, 2022