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Sat Jul 31, 2021, 05:55 PM

Body of Reuters Photographer Was Mutilated in Taliban Custody, Officials Say

Source: nytimes




The body of Danish Siddiqui, a Pulitzer Prize winner killed in Afghanistan, was unrecognizable when it was brought to a Kandahar hospital, one official said.



By Mujib Mashal July 31, 2021, 4:14 a.m. ET

NEW DELHI — The body of Danish Siddiqui, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters photojournalist who was killed in Afghanistan this month, was badly mutilated while in the custody of the Taliban, officials said this week.

The revelation comes amid concern that the fighting in Afghanistan, where the Taliban have carried out an aggressive military offensive since the United States withdrew nearly all its troops, has become increasingly brutal as peace talks have stalled.

Mr. Siddiqui, 38, an Indian national who took some of the most memorable news photographs from South Asia in recent years, was killed on the morning of July 16, when Afghan commandos he had accompanied to Spin Boldak, a border district recently captured by the Taliban, were ambushed. Initial photographs from the scene showed Mr. Siddiqui’s body with multiple wounds but fully intact.

But by that evening, when the body was handed over to the Red Cross and transferred to a hospital in the southern city of Kandahar, it had been badly mutilated, according to two Indian officials and two Afghan health officials there. The mutilation was reported by an Indian website, Newslaundry, in the days after Mr. Siddiqui’s killing.....................................

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/31/world/asia/danish-siddiqui-afghanistan-photographer.html



I can only hope he died very quickly.



A tribute to Danish Siddiqui in New Delhi on July 17, the day after his death.Credit...Altaf Qadri/Associated Press
Mujib Mashal


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Carrying Mr. Siddiqui’s coffin in New Delhi on July 18.Credit...Altaf Qadri/Associated Press


"Mr. Siddiqui was buried late at night in a cemetery at Jamia Millia Islamia, the university in New Delhi from which he had graduated. At a candlelight vigil, reporters held pictures of him wearing his press vest. The text read simply, “Danish Siddiqui, Killed in Afghanistan.”"

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Reply Body of Reuters Photographer Was Mutilated in Taliban Custody, Officials Say (Original post)
riversedge Jul 31 OP
CurtEastPoint Jul 31 #1
Skittles Jul 31 #3
secondwind Jul 31 #2
MustLoveBeagles Jul 31 #4
SarcasticSatyr Jul 31 #5
turbinetree Jul 31 #6
Evolve Dammit Jul 31 #7
orangecrush Jul 31 #8
NH Ethylene Aug 1 #9

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 06:13 PM

1. Sick of the atrocities committed in the name of Jeebus or Allah or whoever.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 06:52 PM

3. yup

religious fanatics are the worst

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 06:34 PM

2. Good looking chap. What a shame. May he Rest In Peace.



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Sat Jul 31, 2021, 07:23 PM

4. ...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 07:31 PM

5. No atrocities are committed as gleefully ..

as those done in the name of religion

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Sat Jul 31, 2021, 09:53 PM

6. This is really, really sad....and you haver to ask....why...I know the answer but why...

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Sat Jul 31, 2021, 10:27 PM

7. The death of Jamal Kashoggi (sp?) showed us how butchery still has a big following. 45 loved it.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 10:50 PM

8. Talibastards



Afraid we'll be seeing a lot more of this in the near future.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 12:16 AM

9. How very sad.

Thankfully he was dead from the ambush so the mutilation was all postmortem.

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