The CIoJ has written to the Editor of the Independent congratulating their successful campaign to free Afghan journalist Sayed Pervez Kambaksh.

Letter to the Editor;

Dear Sir,

The Chartered Institute of Journalists would like to congratulate you on your determined campaign to free Afghan journalist, Sayed Pervez Kambaksh.

As journalists we often walk a difficult path and this is more dangerous as we pursue our professional duty to expose corruption, illegal practices, human rights’ abuses and express our support for victims of oppression.

Sadly most people forget this when they judge journalists and the profession and we were delighted to see the Independent fighting to support journalists like Sayed Pervez Kambaksh.

Congratulations once again,

Dominic Cooper

General Secretary

Chartered Institute of Journalists, 2 Dock Offices

Surrey Quays Road, London SE16 2XU

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