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Afghan Journalists Release Photos After Being Severely Beaten by Taliban for Covering Women’s Protest




Two Afghan journalists, photographer Nematullah Naqdi and reporter Taqi Daryabi were severely beaten by the Taliban for reporting on a women’s protest in Kabul. The two were battered after being beaten with batons, electric cables and whips. The beating occurred after being detained for several hours by Taliban fighters a day earlier.

The two men, who work for Afghan’s media outlet Etilaat Roz, released photos of their bruised bodies once back in their Kabul office, after being released from Taliban custody. Naqdi told Agence France-Presse “One of the Taliban put his foot on my head, crushed my face against the concrete. They kicked me in the head…I thought they were going to kill me.”

Daryabi added “we were in so much pain that we couldn’t move.” Naqdi said he was told “you are lucky you weren’t beheaded” when asked why they were being beaten. When covering a protest on Wednesday outside a Kabul police station calling for an end to Taliban violations of women and girls, Naqdi said a Taliban fighter immediately tried to grab his camera when he began taking photos.


The Taliban were also rounding up anyone filming or taking photos of the demonstration, added Naqdi. The two say they were taken to a nearby police station where the beatings took place, only to be released after several hours.


The New York Post reports dozens of Afghan reporters have been beaten or accosted in recent weeks since the Taliban has recovered control of Afghanistan. The Taliban, however, claims that they will uphold press freedoms under their new regime. As has been proven time and time again, not much faith, if any, can be placed into anything the Taliban says or promises.

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  1. Boomerang

    September 10, 2021 at 10:19 am

    The Taliban are lawless, Godless war-lords straight from the 6th century. I would call them animals but then I’d have to apologize to my dog.

  2. LadyJane

    September 10, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    So horrific and evil! Afghans deserve freedom and a safe homeland. Biden made a colossal mistake..betrayed these people!

  3. Danna Stevens

    October 9, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    He is a puppet, controlled by those who are planning a world takeover-headed by the “beast” who plans to rule the world! No one, w/out the help.guidance of Satan himself, could have manuvered himself to the position of the US, overcoming all the rules w/lies. His own g.mother said she was PRESENT in Nigeria, when his mother went into labor at the beach, and was present at the hospital when he was born. The head of Nigeria, put up a monument in his honor, as the first “Nigerian” to be president of the US. There was a pic of his mother and father, leaving the hospital carrying him, along w/pic of every other baby ever born in that hospital. His FAKE birth certificate, showed him born in the hospital, by a name not existing at the time of his birth, and the American people were “deceived” by the “Aurthor of all lies”!! Almost every preacher of any denomination that I have heard lately, believes that we are in-not the “latter days”, but the VERY END Days, RIGHT NOW! “I Wish We’d All Been Ready”! How many of us are going to have to hear the words of our children/ g.children/ loved ones “You Never Mentioned Him to Me”!??? “I Wish We’d All Been Ready”. I AM thankful, that due to loved ones who DID “mention Him to Me” I will be able to SING :”That Will Be Glory for ME!”

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