The protests held by Afghan women have rocked the Taliban while the latter fired in the air and also arrested several journalists who were covering the protest. Days after which, the shocking images of two Afghan journalists with bruises displaying injuries sustained after being beaten went viral on social media.
Marcus Yam, a foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times posted the images shared a photo of the two journalists showing blood clots all over their bodies. Yam wrote, “Painful. Afghan journalists from Nemat Naqdi & Taqi Daryabi display wounds sustained from Taliban torture & beating while in custody after they were arrested for reporting on a women’s rally in Kabul.”
Into details, Taliban security forces detained Taqi Daryabi and Nemat Naqdi, journalists from the Kabul-based media outlet Etilaat-e Roz. The reporters had been covering protests by women in Kabul demanding an end to Taliban violations of the rights of women and girls.
Reportedly, the journalists were held in separate cells, and severely beat them with cables. Both men were released on September 8 and received medical care at a hospital for injuries to their backs and faces. Responding over the same, Human Rights Watch stated that Taliban authorities in Afghanistan have been detaining and assaulting journalists and imposing new restrictions on media work