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VIDEO. Threatened to death in Pakistan, exiled journalist Taha Siddiqui opens bar in Paris

2020-02-14T11:08:46.717Z

The Albert London Prize 2014 opens “The Dissident club”



A flight to save his life and that of his family. Taha Siddiqui, 34, a journalist in Pakistan for years, had to rush out of his country, his job, his house, sell his goods to start a new life away from home.

Albert-London Prize in the audiovisual category in 2014, the reporter, known for denouncing the human rights violations committed by the Pakistani army in his country, narrowly escaped kidnapping in January 2018.

Taha Siddiqui then decides to publicize the affair on television, by openly accusing the Pakistani authorities of having ordered this abduction. In danger of death, he was forced to go into exile. It is in France, in Paris that we find it. He has lived here for two years now. After several months of difficulty in finding accommodation in the capital, with his wife and son, Taha was finally able to settle down in Seine-Saint-Denis.

Between the lessons he gives at Sciences Po, the writing of articles and a comic book project retracing his journey, Taha Siddiqui will open a concept bar, which he has called "The Dissident Club", where he wants to bring together artists , intellectuals, journalists, whistleblowers also political refugees. fff

Source: leparis

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