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BBC reporter detained in Nangarhar

BBC reporter detained in Nangarhar

May 29, 2016 - 20:15

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A reporter of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for eastern zone, Naimatullah Karyab, was arrested by security personnel, officials said on Sunday.

Karyab was held on Saturday evening for interrogation in Jalalabad, the provincial capital of Nangarhar, the governor’s spokesman, Ataullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News. The journalists would be released soon, if he was found innocent, he said.

However, Karyab’s brother Abdul Wahid said his brother went to Jalalabad on Saturday when he arrested and later they handed him over the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) on Sunday.

During a meeting with journalists, Nangarhar governor Saleem Khan Kunduzi said that the reason behind the arrest would be cleared later. He has been trying to release the journalist as soon as possible.

In addition to his job as BBC reporter, Karyab also works as a lecture at Syed Jamaluddin Afghan University in Kunar and lives in the province.


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