By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi January 17, 2022 Taliban officials in Afghanistan’s southern Uruzgan Province have ordered male employees to stop trimming their beards and wear a turban at work. Seeking to gain recognition and much-needed aid after taking over Afghanistan in August, the hard-line militant group indicated it would adopt a more moderate stance and rights-friendly
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi January 15, 2022 Even before the Taliban returned to power, hundreds of thousands of Afghans were looking for a way out of their war-torn homeland. In a desperate bid to escape endemic poverty and decades of war, many set their sights on an arduous route across foreign lands and treacherous seas to
8am: Taliban shot dead, Jura, one of the commanders of the popular uprising of the former government, who is a resident of Tabatash village in Takhar district of Rustaq. According to sources, the incident took place on Thursday night in the village of Khawja Palkhman in the district. “He laid down his weapon and returned
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 13, 2022 Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Taliban’s return to power following the complete withdrawal of the U.S.-led forces from Afghanistan in August has aggravated the humanitarian and economic situation in the war-torn country amid an abrupt deterioration of human rights. “The Taliban victory propelled Afghanistan from humanitarian crisis
8am: The burden of her husband’s death made Shirin’s life bitter. Now, the Taliban have added to this bitterness. Before the Taliban came to power, she used to provide for herself and her children by sewing in a small shop, but now the Taliban have made life difficult for her. Click here to read more
Michael Lipin VOA News January 12, 2022 WASHINGTON — A daughter of an Afghan professor detained for four days by Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers says her father has been released thanks to international and domestic pressure. In a VOA interview on Tuesday, Hasina Jalal, who lives in Washington, said her father Faizullah Jalal, a prominent critic of
Al Jazeera: The Taliban have released a prominent university professor and outspoken critic of successive Afghan governments who was arrested during the weekend, a family member said. Hasina Jalal, Faizullah Jalal’s daughter, said on Tuesday that her father had been freed from Taliban custody. The group had accused him of making provocative remarks against the
The Independent (UK): Speaking to The Independent in exclusive interviews, the football players, who have been in the UK since mid-November, said they are hopeful about their futures in the UK but are consumed with terror about loved ones who remain trapped in Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: Today (Sunday, January 9th) women protesters chanted slogans such as “The voice of professor Jalal is the voice of the people” and demanded the release of this university professor and political expert. Meanwhile, Amnesty International also demanded his unconditional release yesterday after the Taliban arrested him. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 8, 2022 Taliban authorities in Afghanistan on Saturday arrested an outspoken critic of the government, drawing strong calls for his immediate release from civil society activists. Family members said Faizullah Jalal, a professor of law and political science, was seized by security forces from his residence in the Afghan capital,