Nasratullah IqbalThe humiliation and beating of an Afghan journalist by an Afghan official was widely condemned by journalists rights advocates and Afghanistan open media watch office.

The committee to protect Afghan journalists in Nai media organization, which support the open media in Afghanistan said that Nasratullah Iqbal who is working in a local media agency was invited in a restaurant in Kabul city by Parwan provincial governor Abdul Basir salangi and was then humiliated and beaten.

A video of Nasratullah Iqbal circulated in social networking websites which shows him in a bad situation with his dress covered in blood.

Nasratullah Iqbal who is working in Bokhdi News Agency said that he was invited in a restaurant on Friday night, and was threatened to death after he was humiliated and beaten by him.

According to Nasratullah, he was beaten and threatened to death by Parwan governor after he broadcasted a series of reports regarding corruption in Parwan province, and after he reviewed a book which was written by the governor.

He said, “I was invited by a friend in the restaurant and when I went there the governor of Parwan province was also there together with a number of other individuals. The governor told me that if I kill you then your father will come to my house and will ask me regarding your death. He criticized me for writing a review regarding his book and started humiliating me.”

Mr. Iqbal also claims that he was kept by the governor and his three bodyguards for three hours after he was beaten by the governor. However Parwan provincial governor deny the allegations against him and ruled out having any issues with the reporter Nasratullah Iqbal.

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  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.