Police re-arrest TV manager Munir Mengal after he is cleared by Baluchistan High Court
The inspector general of police in Balochistan told journalists in Quetta on 14 September that Mengal had been arrested by the criminal investigation bureau.
"It is outrageous that 17 months after being kidnapped by military secret services in Karachi, Munir Mengal has still not been released," the worldwide press freedom organisation said. "The authorities should respect the High Court ruling. His latest arrest is illegal de facto and an insult to the rule of law," it said.
Lawyers for Mengal decided to take a new case to the Baluchistan High Court against the provincial police and the security forces.
Elsewhere, authorities in Sindh province, ordered to explain the journalist's disappearance, had said on 19 September that he was no longer being held by their services.