Taliban arrested owner of an Afghan television network from his home
Kabul, Afghanistan: Arif Noori, owner of a television network in Afghanistan is been arrested by Taliban. According to the reports, Arif has been arrested from his house.
“Haji Arif Noori, owner of Noorin TV, was arrested by Islamic Emirate forces this afternoon from his house in Kabul’s PD4, Hujatullah Mujadedi, head of the Afghanistan Independent Journalists Association said. It is not clear why he was arrested, Mujadedi said,” Tolo News tweeted.
Attacks on media have increased post the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. A Kabul-based reporter, Javid Yousufi was stabbed earlier this month by multiple people.
Earlier this month, at least five cases of violence against journalists were recorded in several provinces.
The cases were recorded in Kabul, Balk, Takhar and Kunduz provinces, the union said.
The Taliban took over control of Kabul on August 15 and following this the country has been battered by deepening economic, humanitarian and security crises.
A combination of a suspension of foreign aid, the freezing of Afghan government assets, and international sanctions on the Taliban, have plunged a country already suffering from high poverty levels into a full-blown economic crisis.
The international community, from governments to non-governmental organizations, has been providing various assistance to the Afghan people.