Afghan Journalist Released From Taliban Detention


Salam Watandar Radio on Monday confirmed that the media group’s reporter in Faryab has been released by the Taliban intelligence.

Gul Mohammad Geran, the news manager of Salam Watandar Radio, said that Alauddin Erkin, a provincial reporter of the radio station, had been detained by the Taliban for two hours on Monday.

Geran said that Erkin had been detained as the result of a “misunderstanding”.

Media watchdog groups said that the Taliban have imposed severe pressure on journalists and restricted freedom of expression ever since it came to power last year.

In the latest case on Friday, July 24, the Taliban beat Selgai Ehsas, a local female journalist in Nangarhar province.

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