Iran Seriously Pursuing Release of Photojournalist Detained in Kabul: Official

Iran Seriously Pursuing Release of Photojournalist Detained in Kabul: Official

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan Affairs Hassan Kazemi Qomi said the country is determined to pursue securing the release of a photojournalist in Afghanistan.

Mohammad Hossein Velayati, an Iranian photojournalist working for the Tasnim News Agency, was apprehended by the Taliban in Kabul without explanation.

He had legally entered Afghanistan’s capital city via an aerial border crossing and spent ten days there.

However, when he returned to the Kabul Airport, the Taliban detained him without explanation.

Speaking to Tasnim, Kazemi Qomi said he has already held talks with the Iranian mission in Kabul to take up the issue with the officials there.

“I was told they are following up on this and, God willing, (their efforts) will yield results soon,” he added.

Source: Tasnim News

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