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Shah Faesal’s 5-year-old son wants him released from detention

Five-year-old Jami Faesal is missing his father, Shah Faesal. And the Shah family is finding it extremely hard to explain to a child when he can hug his father again.

On August 14 last year, Kashmir’s celebrated bureaucrat-turned politician Shah Faesal was detained at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport and sent to Srinagar where he was formally arrested and booked under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA).

Faesal was about to board a flight to the United States to complete his research study at the prestigious Harvard University when he was denied permission to travel abroad.… Iram, Faesal’s spouse, demands her husband’s immediate and unconditional release… She is worried she does not have answers for the many questions her son keeps asking about his father.…

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