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Guard involved in journalist’s harassment referred to AGO

Guard involved in journalist’s harassment referred to AGO

Jul 26, 2015 - 18:40

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon second deputy speaker on Sunday said he has referred his bodyguard who was accused of assaulting a journalist to Attorney General Office (AGO).

Mohammad Amin Babak, host of a talk show in Khurshid television network, was left bloody-nosed by Nazir Ahmadzai’s bodyguards around five days ago.

Some media rights advocates on Saturday condemned the assault and urged prosecution of the guards.

Babak had earlier said: “Our road without any reason was blocked by Nazir Ahmadzai’s guards for more than 30 minutes. After waiting, when I honked to open the road one of the guards attacked me inside the car.”

Ahmadzai had said the problem had occurred without his presence and now it had been politicized.

He has said to have sacked his guard and referred him to AGO for more investigations. The decision comes following pressures by media activists and social societyinfo-icon activists.

According to NAI from May 2014 until May 2015 more than 105 cases of violence against journalists have been recorded.





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