Pictures: 2 Afghan journalists detained, beaten brutally by Taliban for covering women’s protests

Pictures: 2 Afghan journalists detained, beaten brutally by Taliban for covering women's protests
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Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, September 9

Two journalists were detained and severely beaten by Taliban security forces, Human Rights Watch said.

Taqi Daryabi and Nemat Naqdi, from the Kabul-based media outlet Etilaat-e Roz, were covering protests by women in the Afghan capital calling for an end to Taliban violations of the rights of women and girls on Tuesday.  

The Taliban authorities allegedly took the two men to a police station and put them in separate cells before severely beating them with cables, according to Etilaat-e Roz.

They were both released on Wednesday and have been receiving medical treatment in hospital for injuries to their backs and faces.

Zaki Daryabi, editor-in-chief of Etilaat-e Roz, said: “Two of my colleagues were detained by Taliban and beaten for four hours.”

He added: “Under constant and brutal torture of the Taliban, the reporters lost consciousness four times.

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