Journalist Shamim Masih
Journalist Shamim Masih
Journalist Shamim Masih

His Excellency Mamnoon Hussain
President of Pakistan
President’s Secretariat
Islamabad
Fax: +92 51 9207458
Email:?[email protected]

Your Excellency,

Business24

I am William Nicholas Gomes, Human rights activist and Freelance journalist.

I would like to draw your attention to the following case.

According to the Pakistan Christian post , on March 29, 2015, when ?Journalist Shamim Masih was on visit of one Christian residential, two unknown people on motorbike stooped him and threatened him to stop writing on the issues of Christian persecution. ?It has been alleged that before any answer was given by Shamim Masih, the motorbike riders get down from their bike and started beating Shamim Masih.

According to the news published in the Pakistan?Christian?post ?the?attackers broke journalist’s arm and warned him that if he ?does not stop?reporting Christian ?persecution, next time they will attack the journalist’s ?family?members.
It has been alleged that the?Police Station I-9 in ?Islamabad ?has?refused?to take the official complain about the attack from ?Shamim Masih.

President of Pakistan Christian congress Dr. Nazir Bhatti said ?If such attack or threats were given a Muslim journalist then police have on heels to investigate incident and to arrest attackers but as Shamim Masih is a Christian journalist that?s why police and administration is not paying any attention or interested to investigate this incident?

I urge the authorities in Pakistan to:

1. Take all necessary measures to guarantee the physical and psychological integrity and security of?Shamim Masih?and his family;

2. Carry out an immediate, thorough and impartial investigation into the shooting of the brother of?Shamim Masih, with a view to publishing the results and bringing?those responsible to justice in accordance with international standards;

3. Guarantee in all circumstances that all ?in Pakistan are able to carry out their Journalistic activities without fear of reprisals and free of all restrictions.

Sincerely,

William Nicholas Gomes

Human Rights Activist & ?Freelance Journalist

Twitter @wnicholasgomes

Email: [email protected]

www.facebook.com/williamnicholasgomes

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