Advertisement

World

Updated on: Thursday, August 26, 2021, 04:43 PM IST

Afghan journalists, activists stage protests urging immediate evacuation from Kabul

Advertisement

Afghan journalists and activists staged a sit-in protest in Kabul on Thursday. They've urged the international community to evacuate them from Afghanistan, where they face Taliban retribution for their reporting and work.

Earlier in the day, a Afghan reporter and cameraman associated with TOLO News were thrashed while working on field in Kabul, prompting a furious tirade on social media.

As the Taliban take over Afghanistan and thousands rush to exit the country, there have been a series of violent incidents reported in recent days.

The incident involves a team from Afghanistan's TOLO News that had been reporting poverty, unemployment at Haji Yaqub intersection in Kabul. According to details released by the publication, the journalist and cameraman were beaten by the Taliban for unknown reasons. The incident has been shared with the relevant Taliban authorities.

While initial reports had suggested that the journalist, Ziar Khan Yaad had passed away, this appears to be the result of an unfortunate translation error. Later, a clarification was also issued by the scribe himself, reiterating that he was still alive, albeit injured.

Advertisement

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

Published on: Thursday, August 26, 2021, 04:43 PM IST
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement