AJSC Strongly Condemned Mob Attack on Radio Station in Kunduz

Afghan Journalists Safely Committee (AJSC) has strongly condemned the attack on Radio Zohra and urge the government to undertake a thorough investigation so the perpetrators are brought to justice and the information is shared with the media and public.

AJSC in a press release said at this particular moment where journalists are targeted intentionally and threats against journalists and media are on the rise, protection, and safety of journalists and the media is crucial.

Radio Zohra is a local radio operating in Kunduz province, northern Afghanistan.

Based on a local individual who participated in Friday prayer, when delivering the Khutba (remarks) by Mawlawi Abdul Basir, music was mixed whit the mosque sound system.

After which Mawlawi and other clergies present there, instructed people to attack Radio Zohra.

Mawlawi Abdul Basir and his followers at 1:30 PM yesterday entered the building by force, broke the radio station door and all the radio equipments.

According to Mohsin Ahmadi, editor in chief of the Radio while doing Friday prayer, music was mixed with mosque sound system. Subsequently, Mawlawi Abdul Basir instructed the attack on Radio Without any further confirmation on where the music sound came from.

This happens while, based on Mr. Ahmadi, the Radio was not broadcasting yesterday form 9 AM – 1 PM due to a power outage.

16 / January 2021
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