[Imc-uk-features] feature proposal
frilby at riseup.net
Tue Nov 23 11:50:45 PST 2004
this feature is now in place as proposed
On Sun, 2004-11-21 at 13:07, frilby at riseup.net wrote:
> i propose this for manchester and the repression &/or migration pages.
> Mansoor Hassan Must Stay
> An investigative journalist and NUJ member, Mansoor Hassan fled Pakistan
> two years ago. There as joint editor of an Urdu language magazine Crime,
> he exposed corruption and criminal activities amongst the business
> community and within the political establishment itself.
> After implicating a senior politician in an honour killing Mansoor was
> shot at and his house was burned down. He exposed a company owned by the
> Minister of Agriculture that sold adulterated pesticides and substandard
> cottonseed to farmers, which led to his being beaten up and his family
> threatened by the secret services and the police. A known criminal shot at
> Mansoor after he wrote an article about him.
> But the UK government, while accepting that Mansoor had been subjected
> threatened, attacked and shot at, described these experiences merely as
> anxiety and claimed that he would be perfectly safe somewhere else in
> Pakistan and that he was not at any on-going risk.
> In Manchester Mansoor has worked as a volunteer with the British Red Cross
> and a refugee orientation programme.
> Mansoor Hassan and Family Defence Campaign
> Stop the deportation of Mansoor Hassan and his family
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