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UNAMA: Harassment of journalists in Afghanistan continues

Bayan News

The Office of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Kabul (UNAMA) has repeatedly expressed concern about the continued harassment of journalists by Taliban forces.

“Harassment and violence against journalists continues in Afghanistan,” UNAMA said in a statement Wednesday (June 11th).

It has called on the Taliban-led government to release detained journalists and end harsh measures, including arbitrary detentions and threats against journalists.

UNAMA is responding to reporters’ arrests as Taliban intelligence in Kabul is said to have arrested six journalists in the past week, including a female journalist.

Recently, Ali Akbar Khairkhah, a photographer and reporter for the Kabul-based Sobh newspaper, was arrested by the Taliban and released a week later.

The Taliban has not formally claimed responsibility for detaining journalists.

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