Journalist arrested in Kunduz by Taliban

The Afghanistan Journalists Support Organization, in a statement on Monday, reported that Obaidullah Ahmadi, a local reporter for 1TV, was arrested by Taliban intelligence on “unknown charges” in Kunduz province on Sunday, March 24.

There is no information about his fate, and the Taliban has not yet commented on the matter, the organization stated.

The Afghanistan Journalists Support Organization expressed “deep concern” about this situation and condemned these illegal arrests. It urged the Taliban authorities to uphold the fundamental right to freedom of expression and to promptly release Ahmadi and all other imprisoned journalists unconditionally.

The organization also called upon international institutions and human rights organizations to amplify their voices and take decisive action to secure the freedom of all detained journalists.

AJSO pledged to advocate for the release of journalists and to closely monitor their legal status, vowing to persist in its efforts until all colleagues are freed and can continue their vital work without fear or intimidation.