Afghan President calls for release of journalists

Afghan President is calling for the quick release of three Afghan journalists - two held by the coalition and the other by Afghan security forces.

Kabul: President Hamid Karzai is calling
for the quick release of three Afghan journalists - two held
by the coalition and the other by Afghan security forces.

Karzai today instructed the Ministry of Information
and Culture to follow up on the detentions and work for their
quick release.

A cameraman for al-Jazeera was arrested yesterday at
his home in Kandahar. A second al-Jazeera cameraman who also
has been supplying news tips, photos and film to The
Associated Press was arrested Monday in his home in Ghazni
province.

The coalition suspects the two cameramen of working
with the Taliban to spread insurgent propaganda.

Afghan police on Saturday arrested a third journalist
who works for the state-run Radio Television Afghanistan in
Kapisa province.

PTI

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