Afghanistan expels NY Times correspondent

KABUL. — The attorney-general of Afghanistan yesterday ordered the expulsion of an American correspondent for The New York Times, Matthew Rosenberg, and banned him from re-entering the country. The action, the first public expulsion of a Western journalist since the Taliban regime, came less than a day after the office of the attorney general, Mohammad Ishaq Aloko, issued an order prohibiting Rosenberg from leaving the country while he was under investigation.

Both orders related to an article written by Rosenberg that was published Tuesday by The Times.
It said that high-ranking government officials were discussing forming an interim government as a possible resolution to the country’s current electoral crisis – an action that would effectively amount to a coup.” — New York Times

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