Parents of Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photojournalist, Danish Siddiqui, seek legal action against Taliban over son’s death.
Written by News Room on March 24, 2022
The Parents of Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photojournalist, Danish Siddiqui, are seeking legal action against the Taliban over their son’s death.
The 38-year-old Reuters journalist was killed last year after a Taliban ambush while reporting in Afghanistan.
Siddiqui’s parents have moved the International Criminal Court (ICC) against six Taliban leaders, whom they allege took their son into custody, tortured and killed him before mutilating his body.
Initial reports suggested that Siddiqui was killed in a crossfire during an attack on 16th July, 2021 in Kandahar’s Spin Boldak, but Reuters later reported that he was alive and taken to a mosque nearby for treatment.