Abdul Wali Khan University Lecturer Detained By FIA For Posting Against HR Violations
A lecturer of the Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan has been taken into custody by the Federal Investigation Agency under the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016.
According to activist Ammar Rashid, the lecturer, Akhtar Khan, has faced action due to his Facebook posts, where he spoke about human rights violations against Pakhtuns and expressed support for the Students Solidarity March.
Akhtar Khan, a lecturer at Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, has been jailed by FIA under the draconian cyber crime act for his Facebook posts, where he recently wrote on HR violations against Pakhtuns & supported the #StudentSolidarityMarch. #ReleaseAkhtarKhan pic.twitter.com/cpMAVcz7OO
— Ammar Rashid ☭ (@AmmarRashidT) December 3, 2019
Another academic took to Twitter to express his disapproval of Akhtar Khan’s detention, saying that his only crime was thought crime.
Worrying reports that our colleague ( and previously) a senior at QAU @Akhtarwanakhan, s been taken into custody in the pretext of the breach of cyber crime laws. A brilliant thinker, the only crime that I have seen him committing lately is the 'thought crime' #releaseakhtarkhan
— Hammal Baloch (@HummalBaluch) December 3, 2019
Former member of parliament posted a scathing tweet and said that the ‘puppet PM’s’ war against Pashtun youth continued.
Another #PTM member, #AkhtarKhan arrested for demanding justice & rights. #PuppetPM #TalibanKhan's war against peaceful #Pashtun youth continues…#DaSangaAzadiDa? #GayaPakistan #ReleaseAkhtarKhan https://t.co/pZyz6sPN9r
— Bushra Gohar (@BushraGohar) December 2, 2019