Bloomberg has cited a number of US officials that the Afghan airline-Kam Air- has evacuated 155 relatives of the owner of the airline and colleagues impersonating to be Afghan journalists and media workers.

As per the US officials, they planned to fly out 188 vulnerable Afghan journalists from Kabul International Airport to Abu Dhabi.

Journalists’ advocates and the Afghan journalists reacted to the evacuation and said that this was clear aggression on the rights of journalists and media workers.

The journalists’ advocate groups in Afghanistan say that Kam Air has committed a crime by stealing the identity of journalists which is a crime and asked the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to bring to justice the culprits.

Another group has asked both the Taliban and international journalists’ advocates to investigate the case impartially and punish those who committed the crime.

As per the report of Bloomberg, the people who have been evacuated are still in Abu Dhabi.

A group of Afghan journalists plans to gather in Kabul on Monday, September 27, and hold a press conference so that they complain about the stealing of their identity.

This is not the first time that people leave Afghanistan pretending to be Afghan journalists, hundreds of people have been flown out by different advocacies and associations in Afghanistan.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.