The footage of Syed Ali Shah Geelani is actually from April 2018

Published on 09/08/2019 at 09:30

A Pakistani television channel shared a video on their YouTube channel, which has more than 2.5 million followers, in early August 2019 claiming it was "breaking news" footage of Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani under house arrest. The claim is false; the video has circulated online in reports since at least April 2018; one of Geelani’s relatives told AFP the video was filmed in April 2018 while Geelani was under house arrest.