(PatriotWise.com)- The Taliban, an extremist Islamist terror group that now controls Afghanistan, reportedly arrested three journalists working for TOLO TV on Thursday night. The news was revealed by the television station that night.
According to the station, the three journalists were detained after they went live with a story about Taliban censorship of a popular foreign drama series that had started airing in Afghanistan.
Khpalwak Sapai, the head of the network, was detained along with Nafay Khaleeq, a legal advisor to the network, and presenter Bahram Aman. Sapai and Khaleeq were released only hours after they were arrested, but Aman was still in custody on Friday.
It’s ironic that Afghanistan’s Taliban “government” arrests journalists who accuse the Taliban of censorship, isn’t it?
The three journalists were taken into custody following orders that came directly from the Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.
That’s an Islamist government department name if you’ve ever heard one…
The arrests were roundly condemned all over the world, including by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, which expressed “deep concern” about the arrests on Twitter.
UNAMA expresses its deep concern about the detentions of journalists and the ever increasing restrictions being placed on media in Afghanistan. Time for the Taliban to stop gagging & banning. Time for a constructive dialogue with the Afghan media community. https://t.co/G37HQN6jqF
— UNAMA News (@UNAMAnews) March 17, 2022
“Time for the Taliban to stop gagging & banning. Time for a constructive dialogue with the Afghan media community,” the statement continued.
This wouldn’t be happening under the Trump administration, would it?