Professor Missing Since Friday Evening

Afghanistan: Sayed Baqir Mohsini, a university professor and political analyst, went missing on Friday afternoon, his family said.

Mohsini and a relative of his were on their way to participate in a TV program in the capital city of Kabul on Friday afternoon when they disappeared, according to Mohsini’s relatives.

Mohsini’s relatives said that they have contacted several security departments but have yet to get a response.

Citizens on social media are claiming that Mohsini has been detained by the Islamic Emirate, but no official has yet to make any official comment in this regard.

“I call on the Islamic Emirate to release him soon and give comfort to his family. He has not committed any crime and his voice is the voice of the people,” said Sayed Ali Aqa, a relative of Mohsini.

“His (Mohsini) phones have been switched off since yesterday afternoon. We have looked for him today too but didn’t find anything,” said Sayed Ahmad Hashimi, a relative of Mohsini.

Sayed Baqir Mohsini is a university professor and a political analyst who appeared in many TV programs and expressed criticism toward the Islamic Emirate’s policies.

“The Islamic Emirate should have patience and flexibility. I hope they don’t disturb him more than this and release him soon,” said Sayed Ishaq Gailani, leader of the National Solidarity Movement of Afghanistan.

“Arbitrary detentions spread worries among the public… I don’t think these detentions will have positive consequences,” said Waheed Adalat Jow, head of Nuhzat-e-Bidari Islami Zanan Afghanistan.