Farooq Faizi detained in Afghanistan
VOA Afghan stringer Farooq Faizi was briefly detained by the campaign staff in Herat of a leading presidential candidate. Faizi was visiting the campaign offices in Herat of presidential contender Zalmai Rassoul and talking with campaign workers when the office manager became upset and ordered his guards to lock Faizi up in a room. He was released about an hour later after local journalists intervened on his behalf. Rassoul’s campaign has issued a statement expressing regret for the incident and announcing that the office manager has been removed.