Afghan Biographies

Mujadadi, Hojatullah

Name Mujadadi, Hojatullah
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Radio Kapisa director
History and Biodata

3. Biodata:
Mujadadi_HojatullahHojatullah Mujadadi will complete his third month of being held at National Directorate of Security (NDS) headquarters in Kabul, where he has not been allowed to see a lawyer. (20101217) Reporters Without Borders discovered that his arrest was carried at former Kapisa governor Ghulam Ghawis Abubaker’s request, with the help of two of his sons-in-law, the parliamentarian Mohammad Eghbal Safi and the NDS representative in Kapisa province, Khajeh Zafar.

In an audio recording made by Reporters Without Borders May 2010, Mujadadi said he had been summoned several times for questioning by NDS officials, who asked him to fill out a cooperation agreement form. According to Mujadadi, this would have meant agreeing to be a government spy. He was also asked to provide information about his contacts and to make detailed reports. “Yes, this form was called the ‘Cooperation Form’ and if I had filled it out, I would have become an NDS member in addition to being a journalist,” Mujadadi says in this recording. “I was supposed to spy for them.” Mujadadi’s revelations conclusively demonstrate that the NDS tries to turn independent journalists into informers.

Last Modified 2011-04-26
Established 2010-12-17