‘Journalists should not be jailed…’ says UN after Mohammed Zubair arrested for insulting Hindu gods 

Antonio Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations, stated that journalists should not be imprisoned for “what they write, what they tweet, and what they say” in response to the detention of Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of Alt News.

People should be able to express themselves freely without fear of retaliation, according to the UN chief.

The Delhi Police detained Zubair on Monday as a result of his “objectionable tweets” he had sent several times that were directed against a Hindu god.

According to Stephane Dujarric, the Secretary-spokesman, General’s “I think, first of all, that it is very fundamental that people be able to express themselves freely, journalists be allowed to express themselves freely and without the danger of any harassment.”

Journalists shouldn’t be imprisoned for what they publish, tweet, or say. In answer to a query, Dujarric continued, and that applies to wherever in the globe, even in this room.