Reporters Without Borders, other organizations urge Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers to release journalist

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Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders on pinch 14 French media outlets and accumulation companies connected Monday called connected Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers to merchandise a journalist imprisoned for a period successful Kabul.

In a associated statement, RSF and French media said journalist Mortaza Behboudi, pinch dual French and Afghan citizenship, was arrested connected Jan. 7 successful nan Afghan capital, 2 days aft he arrived successful nan state arsenic portion of a reporting assignment. They said they decided to make nan lawsuit nationalist aft trying successful vain for a period to get his release.

RSF and French media called connected Taliban authorities "to extremity this senseless situation" and that nan "respected and appreciated" journalist was said to beryllium "accused of spying."

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Journalist Mortaza Behboudi, who reported astir life successful Afghanistan nether nan Taliban regime, was accused of spying. Dozens of media outlets are calling connected Taliban rulers to merchandise nan imprisoned journalist.

Journalist Mortaza Behboudi, who reported astir life successful Afghanistan nether nan Taliban regime, was accused of spying. Dozens of media outlets are calling connected Taliban rulers to merchandise nan imprisoned journalist.

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According to nan statement, Behboudi, 28, began his profession arsenic a photojournalist astatine nan property of 16 successful Afghanistan, wherever he was born. He came arsenic a exile to Paris astatine 21 because he had been threatened successful his location state and later worked arsenic a freelance journalist for galore French media.

Behboudi was awarded nan Bayeux Prize for War Correspondents past twelvemonth for a bid of reports astir life successful Afghanistan nether nan Taliban regime.

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