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Khost-based reporter freed after being held for two days

Journalist Noorajan Bahir of independent radio Killid was released from a military base near the eastern town of Khost shortly before noon (local time) on June 4, two days after he was arrested by coalition forces and members of the Afghan military. The 28-year-old journalist, who is married, has worked for the independent radio station since 2004.

"I was interrogated by American soldiers, including a commander who came from Bagram," Bahir told Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) a few hours after his release. "At the end of the interrogation, he apologised and I was released. They had no reason for holding me."

Bahir thanked all the journalist organisations who protested against his arrest.

Date posted: June 8, 2009 Last modified: May 23, 2018 Total views: 227