Two worldwide journalists who had been on an project for the UN refugee company have been detained within the Afghan capital, the UNHCR mentioned on Friday.
“Two journalists on assignment with UNHCR and Afghan nationals working with them have been detained in Kabul. We are doing our utmost to resolve the situation, in coordination with others,” the UNHCR tweeted.
Two journalists on project with UNHCR and Afghan nationals working with them have been detained in Kabul. We are doing our utmost to resolve the scenario, in coordination with others.
We will make no additional remark given the character of the scenario.
— UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) February 11, 2022
One of the journalists is Andrew North, a British former BBC correspondent who has lined Afghanistan for about 20 years and has usually traveled to the war-ravaged nation.
“Andrew was in Kabul working for the UNHCR, trying to help the people of Afghanistan,” tweeted his spouse Natalia Antelava.
“We are extremely concerned for his safety & call on anyone with influence to help secure his release.”
Thank you everybody in your messages. Andrew was in Kabul working for the UNHCR & attempting to assist the individuals of Afghanistan. We are extraordinarily involved for his security & name on anybody with affect to assist safe his launch. https://t.co/lgVblvlaa3
— natalia antelava (@antelava) February 11, 2022
Taliban authorities officers Zabihullah Mujahid mentioned the authorities had been trying into the difficulty.
“We have received information about this and are trying to confirm whether they have been detained or not,” Mujahid mentioned.
Since the Taliban seized energy they’ve cracked down on dissent, by forcefully dispersing girls’s protests, detaining critics of the regime and beating a number of journalists.
Two Afghan journalists had been detained for a couple of days earlier this month earlier than being launched.
Four girls protesters have been lacking since final month after collaborating in anti-Taliban demonstrations.
The Taliban authorities have denied any involvement.
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