Journalist beaten by Taliban loses eardrum, vision


One of the journalists who was beaten by Taliban forces nearly two weeks ago has lost an eardrum and nearly half of his vision in his left eye, local reports say.

Nemat Naqdi, an Etilaat Roz journalist, was beaten after covering women’s protests following the Taliban’s defeat of government forces and subsequent takeover of Afghanistan. Images of his bruised and beaten body raised global concern.

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