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Journalists condemn police for beating up TV reporter

Journalists condemn police for beating up TV reporter

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Oct 22, 2015 - 10:22

CHARIKARinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Journalists in central Parwan province have denounced the beating of Metra Television reporter by police and demanded the issue be investigated by the provincial council.

Ahmad Hinash, deputy head of the Afghanistaninfo-icon Independent Journalists Association (AIJA), said on Wednesday: “Police did not reserve the right to beat journalist. Things should be dealt with in accordance with the law.”

Abdul Ghaffar Raufi, director of the Bakhtar News Agency, also condemned police for roughing up Shaiq Qasimi, the TV reporter. He saw no justification for police behaviour.

Qasimi said he had been to the police headquarters to collect his passport but officials refused to give him the document. He had earlier filed a report on irregularities in the passport distribution process.

The journalists said he was slapped and kicked by one of security officials when he visited the police headquarters.

But Parwan police chief Brig. Gen. Zaman Mamozai said the journalist was beaten after a verbal clash with the officials concerned.

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