By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi December 5, 2021 Afghan women’s rights activists held a protest in Kabul on December 5, insisting that they will continue to fight for their right to education, employment, and participation in politics after the Taliban-led government issued a decree on women’s rights that they say is inadequate. Writer and women’s rights activist
8am: Credible sources in Parwan province accuse Taliban officials of monopolizing and embezzling aid from the international community… The aid has been allocated to the military and people close to the Taliban… Click here to read more (external link).
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi December 3, 2021 Abubakar Siddique Three days after he was taken into custody, the 30-year-old’s body was found along a riverbank on the outskirts of the southern Afghan city of Lashkar Gah. The Taliban claimed that Naweed Azami escaped detention. But his family has accused the militant group of torturing and killing
Aamaj: The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) reports that Taliban have beaten male doctors who have treated female patients. SIGAR reports that health-care services for women have significantly reduced in Afghanistan, and Taliban have ordered that female patients must be treated by female doctors. Click here to read more (external link).
Ron Synovitz RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi December 1, 2021 Dozens of Taliban gunmen stormed the offices of Afghanistan’s Independent Bar Association (AIBA) in Kabul last week and ordered its staff to stop their work. In a decree issued a day earlier on November 22, the Taliban put the AIBA under the control of its Justice Ministry,
AP: For weeks, girls in the western province of Herat have been back in high school classrooms — the fruit of a unique, concerted effort by teachers and parents to persuade local Taliban administrators to allow them to reopen. Taliban officials never formally approved the reopening after the lobbying campaign, but they also didn’t prevent
Henry Ridgwell VOA News November 30, 2021 Taliban forces have carried out more than 100 summary executions and forced disappearances in just four Afghan provinces, in a series of revenge attacks since the militant group seized power in August following the withdrawal of Western forces, according to Human Rights Watch. The attacks were documented in Ghazni,
Members of Afghanistan’s Hazara community, an ethnic minority made up of mainly Shi’ite Muslims, say they are facing a wave of persecution under the new Taliban regime. Families who fled to Kabul from Daikundi and Uruzgan provinces report that Taliban officials forced them out of their homes in the middle of the night and
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi Abubakar Siddique November 29, 2021 Yasir had locked up his shop and was walking to his home in the Afghan capital, Kabul, when he was stopped by Taliban fighters, who demanded to see his smartphone. “They went through my phone and saw photos of me playing sports, working out at the
8am: Amnesty International’s office in south Asia has expressed concern about the violation of women’s rights in Afghanistan, saying that securing women’s rights during the Taliban interim government should be a priority for the world. The organization issued a petition on Sunday, November 28, saying that the achievements of women in Afghanistan under Taliban rule