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RSF denounces attack on newsmen

WASHINGTON- The international freedom watchdog, Reporters sans Frontieres (Reporters Without Borders – RSF), has denounced the police attack on more than 25 journalists as they left a meeting organized by President Pervez Musharraf in Faisalabad.

The organization, in a letter to Federal Information Minister Nisar Memon, says the use of such methods with regard to the press at the start of the Musharraf referendum campaign “does not augur well for the climate in which this election – a crucial one for Pakistan – is to take place.”

Robert Ménard, RSF general-secretary, has urged the minister to do his utmost to ensure that the inquiry launched by Gen Musharraf will be completed and that those responsible for such brutality will be punished.
Source: Dawn
Date:4/16/2002