An Iraqi Journalist Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi Kidnaped from her home in Baghdad has been released.
According to International Sources an Iraqi Journalist Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi was Kidnapped last Monday from her home has been released.
Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi told media that “Thank God, I’m fine,” She said this on Television Channel late night on this Tuesday after she was released.
According to Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi, “They treated me well. They just interrogated me and thank God they found me not guilty,” She didn’t provide any details other than this.
According to sources some gunmen who said that they are security forces took her with gold, money, laptops phones and her car on Monday Her sister told the press that Iraqi forces sealed their area around the journalist’s home and asking questions to her. The sister refused to elaborate on who was behind the kidnapping.
Iraq is one of the most dangerous countries for journalists who are targeted by militant groups since 2003 when U.S attacked Iraq for Saddam Hussein. Hundreds of journalists have been killed by militants.
Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi a veteran journalist who is an employee of the Culture Ministry is a big critic of Iraq’s endemic corruption and government mismanagement.
She wrote many articles criticizing Iraq’s endemic corruption and government mismanagement. In one of her articles which were published in a local media outlet about a week before her kidnapping.
she criticized an Interior Ministry officer who in front of students and teachers badly school principal for refusing to punish a pupil who quarreled with one of the official daughters.
There were many journalists which were kidnapped in Iraq and some of them were killed and some were released. There are many countries of the world which are Dangerous for the journalist but Iraq is on number 1 as a number of killings from 1992-2013 were 165, highest in the world.