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Secret police arrest website editor again

Reporters Without Borders

Thursday 9 August 2007

Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrest of journalist and blogger Kamran Mir Hazar, the editor of the kabulpress.org website, for the second time in just over a month. As he left his office today in the company of some colleagues, he was arrested by four men waiting outside. They identified themselves as members of the secret police and took him away, without saying why.

"Once again the authorities have targeted Hazar without giving any explanation," the press freedom organisation said. "His arrest is illegal and he must be released at once.

AFGHANISTAN Kamran Mir Hazar arrêté pour la deuxième fois en un mois

Reporters sans frontières condamne l’arrestation, le 9 août 2007, de Kamran Mir Hazar, journaliste et responsable du blog kabulpress.org.

"Encore une fois les autorités s’en prennent à Kamran Mir Hazar sans la moindre explication. Cette arrestation est illégale, il doit être relâché immédiatement", a déclaré l’organisation.

Le journaliste a été arrêté alors qu’il sortait de son bureau accompagné d’un de ses collègues. Quatre hommes habillés en civil l’attendaient. Ils ont affirmé être des agents des services secrets (NDS) et l’ont embarqué sans donner la moindre explication quant aux raisons de cette arrestation.

— Vincent Brossel Asia - Pacific Desk Reporters Sans Frontières 5 rue Geoffroy Marie 75009 Paris 33 1 44 83 84 70 33 1 45 23 11 51 (fax) asia rsf.org www.rsf.org

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