Recently I left a message on the Facebook page of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), which is a renowned organization of journalists in the world. Like many other readers of The Terrorland blogs, I was also perturbed by the apathy of the government of Pakistan and rights groups. So I left this message on the page of the CPJ.
"Why are journalist bodies especially the Committee to Protect Journalists silent about the 5-month solitary confinement of journalist Habib R. Sulemani who is being punished for writing a novel, The Terrorland, against the Taliban-friendly officials and media persons in Pakistan http://nblo.gs/7jLcE"
The first response was from one Karen Petersen. She kindly gave me some guidance. She wrote: "Ms. M. Khan Dunno. Call CPJ and ask. 212-465-1004 http://www.cpj.org"
And then there was a response from the Committee to Protect Journalists itself.
"Ms M. Khan. Our Asia program staff is monitoring the case of Habib R. Sulemani, who has been confined to his house due to threats to his life. Sulemani had been working on a novel, The Terrorland, for several years," said CPJ.