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More on the BBC investigation of Afghan blogger threats

The BBC continues to investigate claims by Afghan blogger Sohrab Kabuli that somebody has been threatening him from within the BBC computer system. Here is the latest statement from the BBC:

“The BBC has been investigating a serious allegation that offensive e-mails were sent from one of its staff members in the Kabul office. We are treating this extremely seriously. We are clear such a communication would contravene BBC guidelines and be unacceptable if they came from any BBC staff member. We are conducting an urgent investigation both in London and in Kabul to ascertain whether the e-mails came from the BBC.

At this stage we have found no evidence of inappropriate or threatening behaviour by our staff towards Mr Sohrab Kabuli who made the complaint. The BBC continues to investigate the complaint further and will communicate the results of our investigation as soon as we have reliable information. But at this stage we can re-affirm that we have so far found no evidence of threatening behaviour toward Mr Kabuli by any BBC staff member.”

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