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Afghanistan - Reporter arrested arbitrarily, editor gets jail term

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns a recent increase in violations of freedom of information in Afghanistan, including the arbitrary arrest of Abdolrahman Sakhizadeh, a reporter for the Kabul-based daily Mandegar, on 5 July and a 30-month jail sentence for the newspaper's editor, Nazari Paryani, for reporting alleged fraud during the 2009 presidential election. “Several journalists have been abusively detained since the start of the year or have been the victims of threats or arrests (...)

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