"Practicum" piece on Zafaryab Ahmed, the first Colby College Oak Human Rights Fe
"Practicum" piece on Zafaryab Ahmed, the first Colby College Oak Human Rights Fellow. Ahmed, a Pakistani journalist and human rights activist, was arrested by Pakistani authorities in 1995 for treason, allegedly for trying to exploit the murder of Iqbal Masih, 12, a bonded child laborer, to harm Pakistani business interests abroad. Ahmed was initially denied permission to leave Pakistan so he could accept the Colby fellowship. And though he was eventually released due to international political pressure and an Amnesty International campaign, charges of sedition are still pending.
Journalists, Ahmed, Zafaryab
Haiss, Tory, ""Practicum" piece on Zafaryab Ahmed, the first Colby College Oak Human Rights Fe" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3468.