United Nations statement on the arrest of Alt News co-founder Mohammad Zubair, spokesperson said – should not be jailed for writing

Mohammad Zubair is the co-founder of Alt News.

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On behalf of the UN spokesperson, it has been said that journalists should not be jailed for what they write, what they tweet and what they say. And they can go anywhere in the world, including this room.

A spokesperson for UN chief Antonio Guterres, Alt News co-founder Mohamed Zubair in India (Mohammad Zubair) said on Tuesday that journalists should not be jailed for their writing, tweeting and saying. Alt News (Alt NewsOn the arrest of co-founder of

Zubair, the co-founder of fact-checking website Alt News, was arrested by the Delhi Police on Monday for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through tweets in 2018. He was produced before a magistrate, from where he was remanded to one-day police custody.

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Responding to the arrest of journalist Zubair, the Secretary General’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, “Anywhere around the world, it is very important that people are allowed to express themselves freely.” Journalists should be allowed to express themselves freely – without any threat or harassment.’ Dujarric was responding to a question at the daily media briefing on Zubair’s arrest here.

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He said, ‘Journalists should not be jailed for what they write, what they tweet and what they say. And they can go anywhere in the world including this room.’ The United Nations Human Rights Agency expressed concern over the arrest of activist Setalvad and called for his immediate release.

It tweeted on Tuesday, ‘We are deeply concerned by the arrest and custody of Teesta Setalvad and two former police officers and call for their immediate release. He should not be persecuted for his activism and solidarity with the victims of the 2002 Gujarat riots.