KABUL: Two detained journalists in Afghanistan who had been working with the United Nations have been released on Friday (Feb 11) alongside with a number of Afghan staff, the UN refugee company stated.
Earlier in the day, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) had reported the detentions and stated it was searching for to make sure the journalists and staff have been let loose.
“We are relieved to confirm the release in Kabul of the two journalists on assignment with UNHCR, and the Afghan nationals working with them,” the company stated in an announcement.
“We are grateful to all who expressed concern and offered help. We remain committed to the people of Afghanistan.”
The Taliban stated that they had released overseas nationals with out specifying who or what number of.
“Those foreign nationals who identified themselves with an international institution were detained because they did not have the necessary identity cards, licences and documents,” stated Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.
UN businesses make use of journalists to report on their work world wide.
Since the Taliban took over the nation in August, considerations have grown over a crackdown on dissent. The United Nations has repeatedly raised considerations over ladies’s rights activists who’ve gone lacking in current weeks.