Police have beaten up a local radio station chief in western Farah province in the latest incident of violence against media personnel in the country.
Ibrahim Parhar, the head of Oruj radio station, faced the physical assault while he was on way from his office to his home on Friday evening, the country’s top media watchdog, Nai, said.
“I really don’t know the reason why the police behaved so. They started punching and kicking me soon after stopping my car,” he said.
Wahid Sukoot, a representative of National Union of Afghan Journalists said that Parhar was admitted to hospital due to injuries he suffered during the assault.
Local officials in Farah said they would investigate the case..
Afghanistan is considered one of deadliest countries for journalists, with 13 deaths recorded this year, according to International Federation of Journalists.
According to Nai, there have been 415incidents of violence against journalists in Afghanistan this year,including43 incidents of beating.