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.
Painful. Afghan journalists from @Etilaatroz, Nemat Naqdi & Taqi Daryabi, display wounds sustained from Taliban torture & beating while in custody after they were arrested for reporting on a women’s rally in #Kabul, #Afghanistan.#JournalismIsNotACrime https://t.co/jt631nRB69 pic.twitter.com/CcIuCy6GVw— Marcus Yam 文火 (@yamphoto) September 8, 2021
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.
Appalling videos of Afghan journalists beaten under Taliban custody. https://t.co/eom2YEHB16— Sreenivasan Jain (@SreenivasanJain) September 8, 2021
اطلاعات روز: تقی دریابی و نعمتالله نقدی، دو گزارشگر روزنامه اطلاعات روز پس از بازداشت توسط طالبان، به شدت مورد لتوکوب قرار گرفتهاند.— اطلاعات روز | Etilaatroz (@Etilaatroz) September 8, 2021
آثاری از شلاق و کیبل بر سر، صورت و بدن این دو گزارشگر اطلاعات روز به چشم میخورد. pic.twitter.com/0vuEwYW28b
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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