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Peshawar Teenager Arrested For Threatening Online


On Monday police arrested Hamza Khan a teenager for threatening Gulali Ismail who was demanding justice for Mashal Khan. Gulali is a Pashtun human rights activist and chairperson of an NGO Aware Girls and the Seeds of Peace network while Mashal Khan was a Muslim student at the Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan who was beat to death by an extremist mob in the university premises on 13 April 2017. Mashal was alleged of blasphemy content posting on social media which was later investigated and proved a fake allegation.

Peshawar Teenager Arrested For Threatening Online
The accused boy was passing death threatening remarks to Gulalai for giving a statement about Mashal Khan. He made a propaganda video to provoke other people to murder Gulalai Ismail. She complained the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) which eradicated Hamza’s video message from a famous social media site.

Gulalai told that since last year June she had been issued such warning messages. First she took assistance of FIA which did not show any progress in the case neither they caught the offender. Then she reported a case to the Police on November 15.

Despite her case reported to the police she kept on receiving threatening messages from different social media users.

Earlier Hamza Khan was captivated by the police after the FIR but later granted bail by the district and sessions court Peshawar.

On Monday he was arrested again with the allegation of issuing death threatening video message and giving remarks on Gulalai posts from different profiles.

Superintendent Police (SP) Cantonment Waseem Riaz arrested Hamza Khan’s for psychologically torturing Gulalai, using social media. The SP confirmed his arrest for further investigation.

The FIR copy of the case was registered under Section 506 of the Pakistan Penal Code [Punishment for Criminal Intimidation] and Section 25-D of the Telegraph Act [Penalty for Causing Annoyance].