2 Al-Jazeera producers arrested in Afghanistan

June 15, 2009 23:25

Al-Jazeera called for the immediate release of two of its Afghan producers Monday after they were arrested by Afghan intelligence agents. The station said it has been unable to contact them. Qais Azimy and Hamedullah Shah, who work for the station's English and Arabic services, have been held by Afghan authorities since Sunday, the station said in a statement. "Al-Jazeera is officially requesting information from the Afghan authorities and is calling for Qais and Hamedullah's immediate release," it said. It was unclear why the two were arrested.

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