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Violence Against Reporters Increases

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Kabul (BNA) In charge of the media watch said that during the year 2011 a total of 80 instances of violence against the reporters of including murder, torture and threats towards the reporters in Afghanistan have taken place.
Sedequllah Tuheedi in charge of media watch told the press in its annual report that during the 2011 the numbers of violence against the reporters have increased including three murders, six instances of injured, two arrests, 33 instances of torture and beating, 15 instances of abusing and 21 instances of threats towards the repentances. 
Tuheedi added that of the 80 instances 49 were committed by the government, 9 including murder by the Taliban, 40 by the NATO forces, and 18 instances of violence have been done by the unknown armed elements.
He recalled reporters Jafar Wafa from radio Kalagosh of Paghman killed as a result of mine, Ahmad Omiad Khepelwak killed during the war operation between terrorists and foreign troops in Uruzgan and Farhad Taqadusi who was killed in his office as a result of rocket attack during the year.
He noted that during the 2010 58 instances of violence had taken pleas against reporters in Afghanistan and 2011 it had increased to 80 showing considerable increase.

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