Wednesday, September 27

A group of 30 Afghan women rebel against the ‘criminal machine’ of the Taliban



The women represent the embankment of the human rights abuses of the Taliban. Despite his messages of restraint when they took Kabul In August, when Afghanistan was the media capital of the world, the truth is that the Islamist regime is mercilessly persecuting all those who worked for the previous administration and against any rights achieved in recent decades by women.

Nails thirty afghans they demonstrated yesterday in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, to demand that their rights be respected and that the «murders»By members of the old government, before being quickly interrupted by the Taliban.

“I ask the world: tell the Taliban to stop the killings,” Nayera Koahistani, one of the protesters, told AFP.

“We want freedom, we want justice,” he added.

“For the thousandth time, we want this group to stop its criminal machinery. Former military personnel and former government employees are directly threatened, “said Laila Basam, another protester.

The young women, gathered near a large mosque in the center of the Afghan capital, were able to march a few hundred meters shouting “Justice” before being arrested.

“Mysterious murders”

The Taliban also briefly detained several journalists covering the protest and confiscated their cameras, the images of which they deleted.

The call was spread through social networks against the “mysterious murders of young people, in particular the country’s ex-military.”

According to the United Nations and NGOs Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, there are credible allegations of the summary execution or enforced disappearance of more than 100 former police and intelligence agents since the Taliban took power in mid-August.

This Tuesday, another demonstration of women demanding respect for their rights to education and to work also took place in Kabul.

The Taliban banned protests in Afghanistanexcept on the rare occasions when the slogans are in your favor.

Seeking international recognition, the Islamist group vowed to rule with less brutality than during its first reign (1996-2001)But women are still largely excluded from public administration and access to secondary education.

On Sunday, the Taliban also announced that women who want to travel long distances must be accompanied by a man from their close family.

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