Kabul: In Afghanistan, the issue of human rights violations has come to the fore while the Taliban rule is taking place. Adding to this allegation, American journalist and director Ivor Sherer and Afghan producer Faizullah Faizbakhsh have been arrested by the Taliban and held in secret prisons. On 17th August, Sherer and Baispaksh were caught and arrested by international organizations.
A few weeks ago Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan. A documentary on this incident has been shot by American journalist and director Ivor Sherer along with two local journalists. At that time, 50 security officers of the Taliban government arrived at the scene and arrested the two. Also, both of them were blindfolded and taken to a secret place and imprisoned.
This issue has created a sensation in the international arena. CPJ, an international organization for the protection of journalists, strongly condemned the incident. The organization has demanded the immediate release of the two arrested persons and urged them not to engage in such acts of threatening journalists. Sherer, who came to Afghanistan from the United States on a work permit last February, is working on a documentary about the 40-year history of Afghanistan. His works are screened at international festivals and seminars.
After the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan in August last year, the Taliban regained power there. After this, women, human rights activists, journalists etc. have been threatened. International organizations including the UN have been constantly presenting this problem to the Taliban government.