8am: Speaking to Hasht-e Subh from Panjshir province, reliable sources identified the school teacher as Shamsullah and added that he was arrested by Taliban fighters a few months ago. Taliban forces handed over Shamsullah’s body to his family in Kabul on Sunday (December 5th), according to independent sources. The victim was a teacher at Rokha
8am: In the statement published today (Sunday, December 4th) by female protesters, it is stated that Alia Azizi is alive and in Taliban custody. Earlier, an independent source had confirmed to Hasht-e Subh that Alia Azizi had contacted her family, saying that she was alive and had been severely tortured in one of the Taliban
8am: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has called on the Taliban to immediately release five women’s rights activists, including Zarifa Yaqubi. “Family members have not been permitted to visit them and there is no clear information about any charges or why they are being held [captive],” UNAMA tweeted on Saturday (December 3rd).
8am: Abdul Rauf Hakimi, the brother of Aminullah Mali Hakimi, one of the victims of the Taliban offensive on civilians in Sewak village, Daikundi, in an open letter addressed to the international community on Friday (December 2nd) said that the attack on Daikundi is part of the Taliban’s broader agenda to exterminate and persecute Hazaras.
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi Abubakar Siddique December 1, 2022 In the 15 months since the Taliban took power, there has been a dramatic increase in early marriages of Afghan girls — a trend activists and human rights campaigners attribute to parents’ belief that securing a spouse for their girls is better than seeing them forced to
VICE: Analysts say Pakistan made a power move by sending a female minister to talk shop with the all-men government of Afghanistan. Adam Weinstein, research fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, told VICE World News, that he doesn’t think “women-led delegations significantly alter the Taliban’s view on women’s rights.” “But they do uphold
8am: Local sources told Hasht-e Subh that last evening, a special unit of the Taliban intelligence forces entered the city of Shaberghan from Balkh and arrested Lieutenant General Mohammad Azim and Omaidullah. So far, the motive behind their arrest is not clear and there is no information about their fate and whereabouts. Similarly, the Taliban
A group of women and girls has been holding secret taekwondo sessions in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The Taliban, who returned to power in August 2021, has banned women from participating in sports and from exercising in public. The athletes’ faces have been covered and their voices changed for their safety.
8am: In an interview on Saturday, sources said the Taliban had called women’s tailoring “haram”. On Wednesday last week, the Taliban entered women’s tailor shops in different parts of Charikar city, the capital of the province, and told female tailors to close their shops, according to sources. The Taliban have told them to find another
8am: The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has described the Taliban’s attack on Siwak-Shiber village in the vicinity of Nili city, Daikundi province as shocking and sad. Taliban fighters, with the cooperation of their local supporters, attacked and killed two families in Siwak-Shiber area in the center of Daikundi province last Thursday. Click