U.N. urges Taliban to release information about missing journalists

U.N. urges Taliban to release information about missing journalists
# 02 February 2022 05:17 (UTC +04:00)

The United Nation's mission to Afghanistan on Tuesday called on the Taliban administration to release details on the detention of two Afghan journalists who disappeared the previous day, APA reports quoting Reuters.

A Taliban administration spokesman, Bilal Karimi, said it was investigating the men's abduction and denied they had been arrested.

"Mounting concern about restrictions on media & free expression. UN urges Taliban to make public why they detained these...reporters & to respect Afghan's rights," said the U.N. Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) in a Tweet.

Ali Asghari, news manager at local broadcaster Ariana News, said that on Monday afternoon two of its journalists were taken, but the identity of the abductors was not clear.

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