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Three journalists arrested after visiting Taliban-controlled area

(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders condemns the action of the Afghan authorities in holding three journalists for two days after they visited an area controlled by the Taliban in the south of the country. The three journalists - Abdul Wadood Hejran of the privately-owned TV station Ariana, Aziz Ahmad Tassal of the journalists' organisation IWPR and BBC stringer Aziz Ahmad Shafe - were arrested on 7 November 2007. They were freed on 9 November after the Information Ministry intervened on their behalf. They had gone to the Musa Qala district in Helmand province.

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