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Reporters Without Borders issues "enemies of press freedom" blacklist

The Blacklist is an attempt to name all those who have personally committed crimes or grave offences against journalists or media and who are still unpunished.

Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities in the countries concerned to seriously and impartially investigate these cases and to prosecute and punish those responsible.


On the blacklist :
Mobeen, Ahmed (Policeman)
No action so far
Cheema, Aftab (Policeman)
No action so far

Black list : Pakistan

Perpetrator : Mobeen, Ahmed 
Position : Policeman 
Type of attack  : Physical attack
Place : Lahore , Pakistan
Date : 16.04.2005
Legal action so far  : No action so far
Victim's name and employer  : Dozens of journalists

The facts  :

Ahmed Mobeen and Aftab Cheema, policemen in Lahore, commanded a group of 200 police, some of whom beat journalists and damaged their cameras and equipment at Lahore airport during the return from exile of an opposition leader, Asif Ali Zardari. Mobeen personally joined in and hit journalist Mazhar Tufail, of the Pakistani station Geo TV.

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