Candlelight vigil march will be tomorrow for Slain Afghan Journalists


Assad Sharifi

TORONTO: The Afghan community of professional journalists, media personalities ,foreign media organizations and community members from all walks of life will hold a Candlelight Vigil to commemorate the recent assassinations and killings of Afghan journalists,who were killed in two suicide bombings in capital Kabul and firing in Kandahar on Monday.

The Afghan community and Journalists organize a candlelight vigil tomorrow to show solidarity with the Afghan journalists, who are under attack by the enemy of freedom of expression.
The march will start at Yonge and College, will travel to Bloor and will return back to Dundas and back to College at Downtown Toronto.
As you might already be aware, on April 26, 2018, Abdul Manan Arghand was assassinated in Kandahar city by unknown assailants. On April 30, 2018 Ahmad Shah, a BBC Pashto reporter was gunned down in Khost City by unknown attackers. On the same day a well-coordinated attack killed nine journalists in the heart of Kabul City. The following list shows their names and the media outlet of their employment.
1. Mahram Durani – Azadi Radio
2. Ebadullah Hananzai – Azadi Radio
3. Yar Mohammed Tokhi – Tolo News
4. Ghazi Rasouli – 1 TV
5. Nawrouz Ali Rajabi (Khamoosh) – 1 TV
6. Shah Marai Faizi – AFP
7. Saleem Talash – Mashal TV
8. Ali Saleemi – Mashal TV
9. Sabawoon Kakar – Azadi Radio
We will also commemorate the slain journalists:
• Reporter Nils Horner, 51, killed in unprecedented execution-style attack in Kabul’s
diplomatic district.
• Anja Niedringhaus AP photojournalist killed in the shooting on April 4, 2014. in
Afghanistan’s eastern Khost province.
• Zabihullah Tamanna photojournalist and Translator killed in Helmand province on June
5, 2016
• David Gilkey NPR photojournalist killed in Helmand province on June 5, 2016 Helmand
The Candlelight Vigil will be peaceful, somber and without speeches and slogans.


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