July 4, 2022

Afghan writers recount Taliban beatings subsequent to covering fights

On Wednesday night they announced exhibits unlawful except if consent had been allowed by the equity service.

Naqdi and his partner Taqi Daryabi, a journalist, who both work for Etilaat Roz (Information Daily) had been allocated to cover a little dissent before a police headquarters in Kabul by ladies requesting the option to work and instruction.

Naqdi said he was addressed by a Taliban warrior when he began taking pictures.

“They advised me ‘You can’t film’,” he said.

“They captured every one of the individuals who were recording and took their telephones,” he told AFP.

Naqdi said the Taliban attempted to get his camera, however he figured out how to hand it to somebody in the group.

Three Taliban contenders got him, nonetheless, and took him to the police headquarters where the beatings began.

Taliban authorities have not reacted to rehashed demands for input from AFP.

“The Taliban began offending me, kicking me,” said Naqdi, adding that he was blamed for being the coordinator of the assembly.

He inquired as to why he was being beaten, just to be advised: “You are fortunate you weren’t decapitated”.

Naqdi was in the end taken to a jam-packed cell where he discovered his partner, Daryabi, who had additionally been captured and beaten.

“We were in such an excess of agony that we were unable to move,” Daryabi said.

A couple of hours after the fact the pair were delivered without clarification – sent in transit with a series of affronts.

“They consider us to be adversaries,” Taqi said.

The Taliban have guaranteed they will maintain press opportunities – in accordance with unknown Islamic standards – in spite of the fact that columnists are progressively being irritated covering fights the nation over.

As of late, many columnists have revealed being beaten, kept or kept from covering the fights, a demonstration of opposition inconceivable under the Taliban’s last system during the 1990s.

Most are Afghan writers, whom the Taliban annoy more than the unfamiliar media.

The fights are demonstrating an early test for the Taliban, who subsequent to taking force on Aug 15 guaranteed a more lenient standard and to work for “the harmony and flourishing of the country”.

Zaki Daryabi, head of the Etilaat Roz paper, said the Taliban’s words rang empty.

“This authority discourse is very surprising from the truth that can be seen on the ground,” he told AFP.