PTI to sue govt for detaining online activists

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan will take legal action against the government for detaining its vocal online activists under a controversial cybercrime law, a party spokesperson said on Monday.

At least 23 supporters of PTI have been detained and threatened with action under the Prevention of Electronic Crime Act, Fawad Hussain Chauhdry, a spokesperson for the party, told AFP.

It is the first time the new law has been used in a broad crackdown against political opposition. Two have been charged under the law, including one for sharing a satirical picture of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and are on bail pending further investigation.

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