AP: One of the founders of the Taliban and the chief enforcer of its harsh interpretation of Islamic law when they last ruled Afghanistan said the hard-line movement will once again carry out executions and amputations of hands, though perhaps not in public. Click here to read more (external link).
#BREAKING: Hazara leader, Mohammad Mohaqiq says, Taliban had forced Hazaras to leave their home in Daikundi. "I was informed that the Taliban had deployed their forces into the Kandir area, ousted Hazaras from their fertile lands & then distributed the lands to their supporters. — Tajuden Soroush (@TajudenSoroush) September 23, 2021 A letter from the
NBC News: “They were beating me by the whip, electric rod and whatever they had in their hand,” Taqi Daryabi said… in the weeks since the Taliban once again took control, growing evidence points to a broad and sometimes brutal crackdown as they settle old scores, stamp out opposition and try to force many Afghans
NDTV: Zarghunna Noori has always been a fighter, but the 22-year-old taekwondo champion — who dreamt of representing Afghanistan at the Olympics — says she has finally met her match. “In sports when we lose we are left feeling terrible,” she told AFP at her home in the western city of Herat. “And now we
Deccan Herald: … what this financial crisis will mean is that the Taliban may turn to drugs to fund their activities. While there can be no justification for drug peddling, it should not be forgotten that Afghanistan produces nearly 90% of the world’s illicit opium. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: Many families in Mazar-e-Sharif are selling their household items to fight starvation as poverty rises in the province. Balkh residents, say they provide food for their children by selling home appliances. According to Mazar-e-Sharif residents, there are currently no more heavy clashes and explosions, but unemployment has made life difficult for them. They call
Bruce Pannier Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 23, 2021 It has been more than a month since the international community was confronted with the fact that the Taliban had seized control over almost all of Afghanistan. Some countries are still cautious or vague about their positions on the Taliban-led government. But Uzbekistan, which shares a
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 23, 2021 Human rights defenders say the Taliban is committing “widespread and serious” rights violations against women and girls in the western Afghan city of Herat, which they say raises serious concerns about the ability or willingness of the group’s leadership in Kabul to control the actions of its members
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 23, 2021 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says a list of rules that the Taliban-led government is requiring Afghan journalists to follow opens the way to “censorship and persecution,” adding to growing international concerns about press freedoms in Afghanistan. RSF warned in a report that the 11 rules to which journalists
😑😢In one of the southern provinces of Afghanistan, people are selling their children due to poverty. Boys $228 and girls $114 https://t.co/2oB6zj93tE — Natiq Malikzada (@natiqmalikzada) September 22, 2021