Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Taliban release three Afghan journalists after 24 hours in custody

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

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan freed three Afghan journalists from TOLO News after 24 hours in custody of the General Directorate of Intelligence (GDI) the spying body of the IEA.

The Director and legal advisor of TOLO News were freed hours after their arrest on Thursday afternoon while the news anchor was released on Friday afternoon.

Spokesperson of the GDI Khalil Hamraz said that some media outlets were disturbing religious sentiments of the Afghan society and were a threat to national security.

Hamraz further added that the media gave anti-Taliban elements the opportunity to propagate and carry out destructive moves against the IEA.

“Unfortunately, the media outlets did not meet their pledges and did not solve their problems thus, relevant bodies of the IEA took measures.” Reads a Twitter post of Hamraz.

The spokesperson has said the IEA is committed to freedom of speech under Islamic Sharia and will not allow anyone to violate national and religious values, threaten minds, and national security at large.

Though he did not mention any media outlets or journalists, TOLO News said the journalists were arrested after broadcasting news on banning foreign TV series.

The arrest of the journalists lead to vas reaction on social media and the UNAMA including other organizations asked for their urgent release.

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