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NDS arrests political analyst Hassan Haqyar

NDS arrests political analyst Hassan Haqyar

May 25, 2016 - 21:47

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Political analyst Mohammad Hassan Haqyar was detained by intelligence officials on Wednesday in central capital Kabul over calling the killed Talibaninfo-icon leader as “Shaheed”.

A source at the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) told Pajhwok Afghan News Haqyar was detained on the charges of spreading violence and supporting terrorism.

“Haqyar has been arrested on the charges of defending the Taliban, and a few days back he called the slain Taliban supreme leader, Mullahinfo-icon Mohammad Mansour, as a martyr,” he added.

Spokesman of the National Security Council, Tawab Ghorzang, confirmed the arrest of Haqyar on his Facebook wall. “The NDS detained Haqyar for supporting violence and the Taliban and calling Mansour as ‘Shaheed’ in a round-table programme of a private television.”

A family member of Haqyar also confirmed to Pajhwok Haqyar had been detained and said they had lost telephonic contact with him since his arrest.


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