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Election observers attack and beat journalists during audit process

By Ghanizada - Sun Aug 10 2014, 9:02 pm

beating of journalistsTwo local journalists were attacked and beaten by election observers belonging to Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai’s camp.

The incident took place on Sunday in one of the warehouses of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) during the vote audit process.

The two local journalists are employed by Rah-e-Farda and Khurshid local TV stations, who were beaten while they were filming the audit process.

The video record of the two journalists were reportedly cleaned by the observers of Dr. Ghani.

NAI organization, which supports open media in Afghanistan, condemned the act and called on relevant institutions to arrest and try those involved behind the beating of the two journalists.

The organization also called on Independent Election Commission (IEC) to assist the media agencies while they prepare reports regarding the audit process.

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