Taliban Threatens Arab TV Station Al Hadath Reporter, Stops Reportage

Wednesday, 08/10/2022

Al Hadath Arabic TV reported that "Taliban's armed men attacked Al Hadath's team during a live broadcast" in Afghanistan.

The TV station confirmed that the Taliban threatened Christian Baysari, a reporter with the channel, with whips and guns to stop reporting in Kabul.

Al Hadath TV announced that one of the Taliban members even flogged the cameraman of the TV station.

Baysari was reporting about the distribution of humanitarian aid in Kabul.

In the pictures, it could be seen that Baysari sat in a vehicle and left the place after being threatened by the Taliban.

The TV station’s report about this incident has met with strong reactions from the Arabic speaking audience and many have criticized the Taliban.

A social media user wrote, "The Taliban are extremists and brutal terrorists, and we all know that."

Previously, the Taliban had arrested a number of foreign journalists and expelled them from Afghanistan.

After taking control of Afghanistan, the Taliban imposed severe restrictions on the activities of the media and journalists across Afghanistan.

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