The United Nations confirm the release of the two journalists arrested in Kabul

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) confirmed on Friday the release of two journalists whose detention in the Afghan capital Kabul had recently been denounced.

“We are relieved to confirm the release in Kabul of the two journalists working with UNHCR and the Afghan citizens working with them.

Hours earlier, UNHCR had denounced these arrests but refrained from giving further details. Although the UN did not reveal the identities of the jailed journalists, among them was Andrew North, a former BBC worker. According to the Sky News chain, his partner Natalia Antelava confirmed this on social networks.

The United Nations confirm the release of the two journalists arrested in Kabul
The United Nations confirm the release of the two journalists arrested in Kabul

Prior to UNHCR’s confirmation, the Taliban, who maintained throughout Friday that they had no information on the matter, announced the release of a group of people without revealing details of their identities.

Taliban spokesman Zabibul√° Muyahid, in a short message via his Twitter profile, explained that these people were arrested because they “did not have the necessary IDs, licenses and documents” to work in Afghanistan, only an “international one.” Identification”.

In it he reasoned that “the foreigners” “identified as employees of an international organization” but did not have the necessary permits. In return, he said they were in “good condition” and could contact their relatives.

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