After Facing Harassment from Authorities, Pakistani Journalist Narrowly Escapes Abduction

Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui was on his way to the airport on January 10 when his taxi was stopped and several gunmen attacked and tried to abduct him.

“They were cordoning off the road, armed with rifles, and the men who pulled me out of the car, they had small weapons, pistols”, Siddiqui told Al Jazeera.

Siddiqui was traveling to the United Kingdom for a work-related tour. The attackers fled the scene and took with them his laptop, mobile phone, passport and other belongings.

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Source: Global Voices

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.