Dhaka. SAARC Journalist Forum SJF demand Government of India to release journalist Prashant Kanojia immediately who was arrested in New Delhi at his home from Uttar Pradesh police and brought to him at Lucknow India.
“We urge the judges of the court in Lucknow hearing the case to order the immediate and unconditional release of Prashant Kanojia, who should definitely not be in prison,” said in press statement released by SJF.
SJF clarified, “This case is an intolerable example of judicial harassment designed to silence a journalist regarded as overly critical of the authorities. The insane charges brought against him over a mere tweet must be dismissed at once.”
“Prashant Kanojia, an Indian freelance journalist who is to appear in court next week and is facing the possibility of 28 years in prison for a retweet he quickly deleted after realizing the original had been faked. SJF demand all of the insane charges against him must be dropped,” said in a statement released by SJF Secretary General MD Abdur Rahman.