Afghan Journalists Show Bruises After Beatings at Taliban Protest.

Two Afghan journalists are seen with ugly welts and bruises after being beaten and detained for hours by Taliban fighters for covering a protest in the Afghan capital.

The pair were picked up at a demonstration on Wednesday and taken to a police station in the capital, where they say they were punched and beaten with batons, electrical cables and whips after being accused of organizing the protest.

Despite promises of a more inclusive regime, the Taliban have moved to snuff out mushrooming opposition against their rule.

On Wednesday night they declared demonstrations illegal unless permission had been granted by the justice ministry.

(AFP)

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