By Muslim Mirror
Human rights group Amnesty India has called on the government to released fact-checker Mohammed Zubair “immediately and unconditionally”. It demanded withdrawal of “all politically motivated” charges against him.
In a tweet, Amnesty flayed his arrested. “Mohammed Zubair’s continuing detention is an alarming reminder that you are not allowed to speak the truth in India. Debunking fake news is not a crime,” the group said.
Mohammed Zubair’s continuing detention is an alarming reminder that you are not allowed to speak the truth in India. Debunking fake news is not a crime. @zoo_bear must be immediately and unconditionally released. #FreeZubair #ProtectDissent pic.twitter.com/l8lW29oKmf
— Amnesty India (@AIIndia) July 18, 2022
Zubair is being targeted by the police in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. He was first arrested in connection with a tweet he has posted in 2018. Several other cases were lodged against him later.
Reacting to the witch-hunt against him, Supreme Court judge Justice Chandrachud said, “the problem is the vicious cycle. He gets interim bail in one case but gets arrested for some other case.” During a hearing in his case on Monday, the top court directed the Uttar Pradesh Police not to take any action in five FIRs against him till the next hearing on Wednesday.