September 25, 2017

Urgent Action: Pakistani Journalist Attacked While Driving Home (Pakistan: UA 220.17)


Pakistani journalist Matiullah Jan was driving home with his two children on 24 September when he was attacked by two men on a motorbike, who threw a brick-sized piece of concrete at his car. The attack appears to have been a response to Matiullah Jan’s work as a journalist. He could be at risk of further attack.

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Pakistani journalist Matiullah Jan was driving home with his two children on 24 September when he was attacked by two men on a motorbike, who threw a brick-sized piece of concrete at his car. The attack appears to have been a response to Matiullah Jan’s work as a journalist. He could be at risk of further attack.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on the Pakistani authorities to conduct a thorough, impartial, independent and effective investigation into the attacks on Matiullah Jan, and bring those suspected of responsibility to justice in trials which meet international fair trial standards and without recourse to the death penalty;
  • Urging them to take immediate measures to end the continuing threats, attacks and intimidation against journalists;
  • Calling on them to ensure a safe and enabling environment in which journalists, other media workers and human rights defenders are able to carry out their work freely and without fear of reprisals.

Contact these two officials by 6 November, 2017:
Prime Minister of Pakistan
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Prime Minister House
Secretariat, Constitution Avenue
Islamabad, Pakistan
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Prime Minister

H.E. Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Embassy of The Islamic Republic of Pakistan
3517 International Ct NW, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 1 202 243 6500 Ext. 2000 & 2001 I Fax: 1 202 686 1534
Email: [email protected] OR [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 220.17.
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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