Amrullah Saleh, the first vice president posted on his twitter account, that the perpetrators of Yama Siavash’s murder had been arrested.
If this news is true and the detainees are the main perpetrators of Siavash’s murder, it could be good news. The government should provide documents related to detentions as soon as possible that show the relationship of detainees to the murder of Yama Siavash. Otherwise, for whatever reason, it cannot be said that progress has been made in investigating the targeted killing of journalists. Government had previously claimed that the perpetrators of Yama Siavash’s murder has been arrested; but now, with new allegations, has announced new arrests.
However, the Siavsh family described the detainees as false.
Yama Siavash, a successful TV presenter in Afghanistan, was martyred in an explosion in his car on 31st of October- 2020. He was attacked on his way to his office, where he had just been appointed. Yama Siavsh was hired as a public relation advisor to the central bank of Afghanistan.