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Amu 8pm News 17 August 2023

The United Nations office in Afghanistan issued a statement on Thursday in response to the recent detention of at least nine journalists by the Taliban in several provinces, affirming the imperative of upholding their rights.

UNAMA stated that over the past ten days, the Taliban has “apprehended media personnel in six different provinces throughout Afghanistan,” and noted that “journalist Mortaza Behboudi and girls’ education advocate Matiullah Wesa, both previously detained this year, continue to be held in custody.”