It is claimed that a number of security staff who were tasked to secure roads in Kabul for first vice president Amrullah Salleh’s swift transfer to office and back home harassed journalists.
Journalists for different media outlets in Kabul said that Salleh’s security guards, first opened fires on people and then banned reporting the incident by journalists at the scene. According to theses journalists when they were interviewing incident injured people, they faced with violence, by the guards, and then all their cameras’ data were deleted.
Nai believes that what happened to these journalists is a clear sign laws violation, while the perpetrators are violators of the laws and should be prosecuted accordingly. Nai clearly states that no one has the right to harass journalists and violate access to information law under providing security measures,
Nai asks Mr. Vice President Salleh to put pressure to related organizations following the incident case, while he needs to prove he is in favor of democracy and related values including freedom of expression to respond media community’s concerns.
Nai expect a fast legal following up with those accused through the incident, if Mr. Salleh takes the initiatives in the regard.