Second Afghan journalist freed - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Second Afghan journalist freed


KABUL, Afghanistan (WKOW) -- A second Afghan journalist has been freed after being detained by NATO coalition forces for allegedly spreading Taliban propaganda.  

Rahmatullah Naikzard, who has worked for Al-Jazeera and as a freelancer for The Associated Press, was detained in the eastern town of Ghanzi.  Al-Jazeera cameraman, Mohammad Nadir, was also arrested Wednesday in the southern city of Kandahar, has been released. 

The two were among three journalists detained within the last week - Naikzad and Nadir by the coalition and Afghan and security forces, and the third by the Afghan intelligence service.


Powered by Frankly