Attacks on the Press in 2007 - Snapshots: Canada
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||February 2008|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2007 - Snapshots: Canada, February 2008, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c5678fc.html [accessed 4 March 2015]|
|Disclaimer||This is not a UNHCR publication. UNHCR is not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. Any views expressed are solely those of the author or publisher and do not necessarily reflect those of UNHCR, the United Nations or its Member States.|
At least two individuals attacked Jawaad Faizi, a columnist for the New York-based Urdu-language biweekly Pakistan Post, as he was driving to a colleague's home in Toronto on the evening of April 19. Faizi told local reporters that the assailants struck his car with cricket bats and smashed his windshield while screaming at him in Urdu and Punjabi to stop writing about the Muslim group Idara Minhaj-ul-Quran. Faizi had received repeated telephone threats prior to the attack, Muhammed Faruki, New York editor of the Pakistan Post, told CPJ.