PPF urges Bahrain to end prosecution of rights’ activist

December 30, 2016 0

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has written a letter to His HM Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain to express its concern over the continued persecution of human rights and free speech defender Najeeb Rajab. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, in his letter, urged the king of Bahrain to end […]

SOUTH AFRICA TO CONDUCT PROBE INTO CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES IN PRISONS

December 30, 2016 0

The Judicial Inspectorate of Correctional Services (JICS) is to launch a full investigation into increasing violence, drugs and dangerous weapons in South Africa’s prisons.The inspectorate says the recent incident at the St. Albans Maximum Security Pri…

Floods in southwest Congo kill at least 50

December 29, 2016 0

Flooding this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo port city of Boma killed at least 50 people and left another 10,000 homeless, authorities told Reuters on Wednesday. Torrential rain on Monday night caused the Kalamu River to overflow, flooding tw…

PPF concerned over detention of Al Jazeera journalist in Egypt

December 28, 2016 0

Pakistan Press Freedom (PPF), in a letter to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt, expressed concern over the arrest and detention of Al Jazeera journalists Mahmoud Hussein in Cairo on December 25. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government of Egypt to properly investigate the case and bring specific charges against the Al […]