United Nations Assistant Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has reacted to the disappearance of two Afghan journalists in the Afghan capital Kabul and has asked the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to make public why they detained the journalists.
Two journalists of Ariana News named Waris Hasrat and Aslam Ejab went missing on Monday evening, January 31 and no one has claimed responsibility for the disappearance yet.
“Mounting concern about the restriction on media and free expression. UN urges the Taliban to make public why they detained these Ariana News reporters and to respect the Afghan’s rights.” Reads the Twitter post of UNAMA.
UNAMA mentions the Taliban as the IEA has not commented on the disappearance of the Afghan journalists.
The UN mission in Afghanistan has also reiterated the call on the Taliban to make clear the whereabouts of women activists who went missing two weeks ago.
Earlier, media and journalists’ advocates had said that Afghan media and journalists have been censored by the de facto authorities in Kabul which has obliged a large number of journalists to leave their jobs or hide at homes.
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Source: The Khaama Press News Agency