Afghan journalists savagely beaten by Taliban describes their ordeal

Afghan journalists savagely beaten by Taliban describes their ordeal
Welts on this man's show where he was flogged. (Image: CNN screen grab)

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Harrowing accounts have emerged of the Taliban detaining and brutally assaulting reporters covering a protest in Kabul earlier this week, with one Afghan journalist telling CNN he thought he was going to die.

Video journalist Nemat Naqdi and video editor Taqi Daryabi from the Afghan online news outlet EtilaatRoz said they were detained while covering a women’s protest. …

“They were hitting me with extreme force that I really thought that this was the end of my life,” Naqdi told CNN on Friday. “They have hit me on my arm with extreme force that I could not move it during the last two days … it has got better. My left eye has been hurt seriously that it is still red, and I am worried, my left ear can’t receive any hearing. It has a buzzing noise. I was given four or five very hard slaps on my face.”

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