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=> BARCELONA, Spain: The Barcelona police kept the co

BARCELONA, Spain: The Barcelona police kept the correspondent of Geo TV, Dr Javed Kanwal, in custody/detention here on Wednesday and released him after more than two hours. Dr Javed had gone to Spain three days earlier from Italy for preparing a report about the 10 Pakistanis, who were arrested there on suspicion of terrorism.

The police intercepted Javed when he was about to enter the underground railway station to travel to his place after interviewing the caretaker of the Masjid Abu Ayub Ansari. The cops grabbed him, tied his hands behind his back and took him to a police station, where he was questioned on different matters. They also checked him with the help of sniffer dogs. The police also obtained a copy of the two audio-video cassettes on which Dr Javed had recorded the interview.

Immediately after receiving information about the police mistreatment to Dr Javed, the journalist community in Barcelona held an emergency meeting and demanded of the Pakistan government to seek explanation from the Spanish government over the matter.
Source: The News
Date:1/31/2008