Another Day in Afghanistan

Residents of Kandahar have reported another unwarranted arrest, this time of a local poet.

Dozens of US soldiers stormed the mosque on January 10, during the Eid Muslim holiday, and showed every worshiper to several masked men who were accompanying them, two witnesses said on Monday.

They then rounded up five men, including poet and high school student Sayed Ahmad Qaneh and four of his relatives, the witnesses said. One of the group, an old man, was released the following day.

The U.S. authorities in Kabul have said they have no information about the detention of the poet, who also runs a small bookshop in Kandahar.


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