Kidnapped Iraqi Journalist released after a week
A journalist of Iraq who was kidnapped from her home in Baghdad previous week has been freed. Iraqi Haider al-Abadi, the Prime Minister’s office stated that he had called in Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi to “inquire about her safety and health.”
The press officer was apprehended from her residence on 27th of December via gunmen and transported to an unidentified site. They purportedly took money, laptops, phones, her car and gold as well. The stated abduction ignited protests by means of her coworkers in Baghdad.
“Thank God, I am okay,” 43 years of age Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi said to a local satellite TV channel later than her release.
“They took care of me fine. They just questioned me and I am grateful to God they understood that I am not responsible,” she added up.
Al-Qaisi is in addition in employment by the Culture Ministry of Iraq, and is recognized for making speeches in history in opposition to widespread dishonesty in the nation and in favor of social reorganizations – regardless of being an employee of the government.
In 1 of her latest articles, Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi condemned an officer of Interior Ministry who had assaulted physically a principal of school in the presence of staff and students for falling short to penalize a student who somehow disputed by way of his daughter. A different latest part by the expert press officer dealt by means of the amplification of weapons in the middle of pro-government armed forces inside Iraq.
Iraq is in the midst of the most unsafe countries for reporters. Militant factions have kidnapped and even took life of dozens of reporters since invasion in 2003 of the nation. “Reporters Without Borders” categorized Iraq as 158th most horrible nation for reporters out of total 180. 7 reporters were murdered in inside the country, in accordance with the “press freedom watchdog”.