Protesters In Faisalabad Demanding Release Of Detained Activists Also Arrested
Faisalabad: Police have arrested seven workers of the Awami Workers Party (AWP) who were protesting against the recent arrest of activists in Islamabad on sedition charges for demanding release of incarcerated Pashtun Tafaffuz Movement (PTM) chief Manzoor Pashteen.
According to reports, a 73-year-old woman is among those arrested.
It took me time to gather myself and contribute to this piece for @globalvoices about arbitrary arrests of political activists in Peshawar & Isb.
Today they arrested my 73 year old mother for peacefully protesting in Fsd. My country has gone to *****!!! 😡😡😠 https://t.co/IR4DfE2MLB
— Qurratulain Zaman قرۃالعین زمان (@Natrani) February 2, 2020
Update: Those arrested have been released after protest on social media. The police authorities have not yet commented on the matter.
This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.