Since the August polls, Amnesty International has received evidence
of harassment and violence against the media by supporters of President Hamid Karzai and his chief election rival, Abdullah Abdullah.
Dolkun Isa is being held by the South Korean authorities. If he is deported to China he would
be at risk of arbitrary detention, unfair trial, torture and other ill-treatment
and possibly the death penalty.
On the eve of the presidential elections in Afghanistan, Amnesty International has called on the Afghan government to reverse its ban on national and international media from reporting on cases of violence and insecurity occurring during Thursday’s election.