Watchdogs, Reporters Seek Release of Kandahar Journalists
[ToloNews] The arrest of four journalists in Kandahar by the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
, NDS, the country’s intelligence agency, has sparked reactions from watchdog organizations who say the four must be released and the reason for their detention should be made clear.

Three of the journalists--Bismillah Watandost, Qudrat Sultani and Mohib Obaidi--work for Radi Millat Ghag, and Sanaullah Siyam is a cameraman working for Shinwa Agency in Kandahar. They were arrested by the NDS when they returned from Spin Boldak district on Monday where they went to investigate claims of civilian deaths at the hands of the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
"Whenever a news hound makes a mistake, the media violations commission should decide and approve that he has made a mistake and then he can be arrested," said Samiullah Ghairatmal, head of the Nai office in Kandahar. Nai is an organization supporting open media in Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior Affairs said interrogations of the four journalists are underway.

"There is evidence against the four journalists who have been arrested on charges of supporting enemy propaganda in Kandahar. The security agencies are conducting their assessment based on the law," the Interior Ministry’s front man Mirwais Stanekzai said.
Posted by: trailing wife 2021-07-28