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Pakistan protest leader Manzoor Pashteen arrested on conspiracy charges

Elizabeth Threlkeld quoted in the Telegraph.
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A civil rights campaigner who has challenged Pakistan’s powerful military by raising a protest movement against alleged army abuses has been arrested.

Manzoor Pashteen was held in the early hours of Monday, with police saying he was wanted on charges including sedition, hate speech, incitement against the state, and criminal conspiracy.

His arrest was condemned by supporters, while his fellow leaders of the Pashtun Protection Movement (PTM) appealed for calm.

Read the full article in the Telegraph.

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