May 19, 2022

Afghanistan: Journalists recount beatings by Taliban

Writers from the Etilaatroz paper were whipped with links
Writers in Afghanistan say that they have been beaten, kept and whipped by the Taliban when endeavoring to cover fights.

Photographs flowing on the web show two columnists from Etilaatroz paper with welts and injuries after their capture in the capital Kabul.
One of them, Taqi Daryabi, told the BBC he had been taken to an area police headquarters where he was kicked and beaten.

On Wednesday, the BBC’s group were additionally kept from recording.
Mr Daryabi, close by Etilaatroz’s picture taker Nematullah Naqdi, had been covering a ladies’ dissent in Kabul on Wednesday.

Subsequently, they were taken to a police headquarters, where they say they were beaten with twirly doos, electrical links and whips. A couple of hours after the fact, they were delivered by the Taliban, without clarification.“They took me to another room and handcuffed me behind my back,” he told BBC Sekunder Kermani in Kabul.

“Eight of them came and they began beating me… Utilizing sticks, police sticks, elastic – whatever they had in their grasp. The scar all over is from shoes where they kicked me in face.
“I was oblivious after that so they halted. They took me to one more structure where there were cells and left me.

Mr Daryabi said he had fallen oblivious after the beating, and that after around two hours he had been delivered.
“I could scarcely walk however they were advising us to walk rapidly. I was in exceptionally terrible agony.

Nematullah Naqdi said Taliban warriors had attempted to remove his camera when he began taking photos of the dissent.
“One of the Taliban put his foot on my head, squashed my face against the substantial. They kicked me in the head… I thought they planned to kill me,” Mr Naqdi revealed to AFP news organization.
He inquired as to why he was being beaten, just to be advised: “You are fortunate you weren’t decapitated.

Afghanistan’s Tolo news office announced that its cameraman had been captured and held by the Taliban for almost three hours.
The CPJ, a global non-administrative association, said something like 14 writers had been confined and afterward delivered in the course of recent days.

“The Taliban is rapidly demonstrating that prior vows to permit Afghanistan’s autonomous media to keep working openly and securely are useless,” said Steven Butler, CPJ’s Asia program co-ordinator.
“We ask the Taliban to satisfy those previous guarantees, to quit beating and keeping columnists tackling their work, and permit the media to work openly unafraid of backlash.
Harmed columnists Taqi Daryabi, left, and Nematullah Naqdi

Recently, the Taliban, which held onto control of Afghanistan in a general hostile over three weeks prior, reported the arrangement of an all-male interval government to manage the country.
From that point forward, they have adequately prohibited fights, pronouncing them illicit except if authorization is looked for from the service of equity.