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Detained Afghan Journalist Released


An Aghan journalist detained by coalition forces for allegedly spreading Taliban propaganda has been released.

Al-Jazeera cameraman Mohammad Nadir, who was arrested on September 23 in the southern city of Kandahar, was one of three Afghan journalists detained over the past week for allegedly spreading Taliban propaganda.

Nadir and another Al-Jazeera cameraman were detained by the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, and a local TV reporter was detained by the Afghan intelligence service.

The arrests sparked an angry outcry among Afghan media workers and human rights groups.

President Hamid Karzai called for their quick release.

A Kandahar provincial government spokesman said Nadir was released early today after spending two days in detention in southern Afghanistan.

compiled from agency reports
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