Afghanistan: Ruling Taliban forces beat up journalist
Kabul: An Afghanistani reporter has claimed that he was beaten up and detained for six hours by ruling Taliban forces.
Kabul Times reporter Sayed Rashed Kashefi claimed he was harassed while he went to cover an incident.
“They tied my hands and took me somewhere, I do not know where it was. They started the investigation saying 'where are you working?' and such questions. I replied, 'I am a reporter,'” Sayed Rashed Kashifi told Tolo News.
He said the attackers confiscated the devices he was using to cover the event.
The journalist urged officials to investigate the incident.
“I am asking the government to investigate my case and to pay attention to providing security of journalists,” said Kashifi.
“The beating of a journalist while covering news reports is a violation and a sign of imposed restrictions on access to information; this issue is worrying for the National Association of Journalists,” Masroor Lutfi, head of the National Association of Journalists, told Tolo News.
Meanwhile, Ministry of Interior (MoI) said they will assess the incident