Journalists manhandled -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Journalists manhandled

ISLAMABAD, Aug 5: Two DawnNews TV cameramen were manhandled by security staff of the United Nations House as they filmed here on Saturday. The DawnNews team was on a shoot when the security staff of the UN House in Sector F-7/2 stopped them.

According to a statement issued by DawnNews: “The staff of the security agency posted at the UN office confiscated the camera of DawnNews staffer Mansoor Ahmed, dragged him into the UN premises and detained him illegally for some time even though he identified himself. Another DawnNews cameraman, Asif Mirza, was also assaulted.”

DawnNews TV condemned the use of intimidation, manhandling and illegal confinement of its cameramen by security staff.

The UN Resident Coordinator, in a statement, said the news team had tried to film the building without prior notice.
Source: Dawn
Date:8/6/2007