IFJ concerned about health of editor on trial for blasphemy

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

The IFJ is concerned that the unlawful and unfair trial of Ali Muhaqiq Nasab, chief editor of Hoqoq-e-Zan (Women's Rights) magazine, is having adverse affects on his mental and physical health.

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Afghanistan: Editor goes on trial for blasphemy

Posted on Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

The editor of Haqooq-i-Zan, a monthly magazine about women's rights, has gone trial in Kabul's provincial court on blasphemy charges for publishing articles purported to offend Islam.

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Afghanistan: Journalist arrested in Jalalabad

Posted on Tuesday, September 6th, 2005

Reporters Without Borders has called for the immediate release of Ezatullah Zawab, editor of the bi-monthly Meena, who has been held in custody in Jalalabad, in the eastern province of Nangarhar, since 2 September 2005.

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Afghan television presenter murdered, colleague under threat

Posted on Tuesday, May 24th, 2005

The former presenter for a popular MTV-style music video program was shot and killed in her home in Kabul last week. Shaima Rezayee, 24, hosted the daily music program "Hop" on the private television channel Tolo TV until March.

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