Taliban fighters beat and whip journalists in Afghanistan


Yesterday at approximately 10:30 a.m., Taliban fighters assaulted Ziar Khan Yaad, a reporter with the privately owned broadcaster TOLO News, hitting him on his back and waist with their rifles and slapping and punching him in the face as he interviewed day laborers in the Shahr-e-Naw neighborhood in Kabul, according to Yaad’s employer, news reports, and Yaad, who spoke with CPJ via messaging app. When Yaad identified himself as a journalist, the Taliban continued to beat and insult him, Yaad said.

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