Rights lawyer Jalila Haider released after six-hour detention

Lahore (HRNW) Human rights attorney and political activist Jalila Haider was detained for over six hours at the Lahore airport. According to loval news channel that her name was placed on the ECL last November. Jalila told that she was in informal custody at the airport.  “When I reached the immigration counter, I was told that my name is on the Exit Control List,” she said. She was going to attend a workshop at the University of Sussex in the UK. “The FIA officials opened a website and told me that I am accused of being involved in anti-state activity,” she said.

After her release, she said officials told her her name wasn’t actually on the ECL and that she could take another flight.

They said it was an “unknown technical reason”. She has been allowed to leave the airport.


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