Najibullah Musafer famous Afghan artist and photographer transferred to Puli- Charkhi Prison.
Najibullah Musafer the father of Afghan Photography, director of 3rd Eye Film & Photojournalism Center, Photojournalist at Killed Group, sentenced to six months in prison and was transferred to Puli Charkhi prison where dozen of terrorist and Taliban members are in.
He received a letter from the second primary court and police office, that he have to come, when the latter comes Musafir was working and he leaves office to visit police station.
The police took him to the central police station court, he was under pressure of the police officers, the court sentenced him to six months charge in jail, where he wasn’t present at the court.
Professor Musafer was attended to Gazi Studoum where President Karzai was at an event spot ceremony, where dozen local and foreign journalists have been attended too in 2005.
Two young ladies were carrying a symbolic status for encouraging national sport, he take photos and the afterward the photos were sold to another advertising company.
The advertising company misused the photo widely with his partner Etisalat tele company at that time for industry promotion.
One of the girls went to police and to Etisalat, that why they replaced the national sport symbol to Etisalat Logo by Photoshop ?
Afghan justice institutions by receiving near 50 thousand dollars as bribes from companies to resolve their case and unfortunately Mr. Musafer a well known artist, photographer is imprisoned on charges of taking and sell photo.
Najibullah Musafer was born in Qol Abchakan of De Afghanan area in Kabul city in 1963. He got his certificate from Faculty of Fine Arts in Kabul University in the field of drawing. In addition to interest in design and color from the beginning, Musafer was interested in filming and photography too. Having primary facilities, he recorded seconds and hunted the moments skillfully, and took unique photos.
In 1997, he established an art-training center and trained many nominated students such as Sher Ali and Ali Khan Yazdaney who is currently teaching at the Kabul University. During the Taliban regime, Musafer developed his photography skills with the help of Kate Clarke. Musafer is now the director of 3rd Eye and he is also teaching in Bakhtar and Kabul Universities.
When I joined Aina Photo, I was its oldest member (at 40), and I probably still am, says Najibullah. I was the only person to successfully film a documentary on the Taliban among the Hazara minority located in central Afghanistan. I spent seven months in prison of Taliban for “photograph related crimes.” Had the Taliban discovered my film, I would have certainly been sentenced to death. I am now working as deputy assistant editor and photographer for two weekly Afghan magazines, Kallid and Morsell. Kallid focuses on current affairs, while Morsell is a magazine that explores women’s issues in post-Taliban Afghanistan.
In recent days, Gunmen in southern Afghanistan kidnapped 30 members of the Hazara ethnic community, authorities said Tuesday, in what appeared to be the latest in a series of attacks on Shiites in the predominantly Sunni country.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack Monday afternoon, police and officials said.
The gunmen kidnapped the 30 people, all men, from two vehicles on a major road in Zabul province, provincial Gov. Mohammad Ashraf said. He said all women, children and non-Hazaras were left behind.
Authorities were searching for those kidnapped, some of whom may be government officials, Ashraf said.
Security is an enormous challenge for all Afghans in every sector. However, due to the fact that reporting the news is dangerous even in peaceful countries, this challenge is stronger for the media in Afghanistan.
Security threats mainly come from the Taliban and opposition armed group, but not only these groups. Shadowy armed groups with un-verifiable links frequently threaten and attack reporters. In the past 13 years, more than 40 journalists have been killed in Afghanistan (Nai 2014b). Dozens of cases, including some killings, are attributed to such mysterious armed groups. Only one case, the killing of a German journalist, was directly blamed on the government.
The situation in Afghanistan is quiet horrible, in that cause Mr. Massoud Hassanzadeh instillation artist and singer fired his instillation artwork to protest against the present situation.
Although the 3rd Eye Film and Photojournalism Center calling from the officials to free our artist photojournalist from the jail, where the jail isn’t for such positive artist and journalist who struggled for peace and democracy in past 20 years of his life in Afghanistan.