8am: Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) strongly condemned the inhumane treatment of Elaha Delawarzai and demanded her unconditional release. AIHRC issued a press release on Monday, condemning the forced marriage, kidnapping and unlawful detention of Elaha Delawarzai by the Taliban. AIHRC asked the UNAMA office in Kabul, the UN Special Rapporteur, the UN Women’s
8am: Hasht-e-Sobh has found that the deprivation of women has increased family violence, selling and making the girls get forcibly married while being underage in Afghan society. In the meantime, old men and some of the Taliban authorities are trying to abuse the destitution of families and get married to their virgin, underage daughters. Click
8am: Speaking in a public gathering, he says that mullahs are the kindest and most knowledgeable people in society. For this reason, “Either be a mullah’s wife or be a mullah’s cow.” In this speech, he encourages families to convince their daughters to marry Taliban forces. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: Sources confirmed to Hasht-e Subh on Saturday that two bodyguards of the Taliban governor for Roy Doab district, Mullah Shamshad, raped these two girls a week ago in Surkh Qala village of the same vicinity and then beheaded them in front of their families. According to locals, after his bodyguards raped these girls, Mullah
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
8am: The Taliban’s senior vice and virtue agent killed a young girl for refusing a forced marriage proposal in the Sholgara district of Balkh province. Sources told Hasht-e Subh on Sunday (November 7th) that the teenage girl was killed by Mullah Yasin after rejecting a marriage proposal from the Taliban commander. Since taking over Afghanistan,
8am: After taking over Afghanistan in August last year, the Taliban became the country’s sole ruling force in terms of political and social power. As a result, they began to do things that had previously only occurred in their imaginations. The commanders of this group have chosen beautiful young women and girls for marriage under
8am: A local source in Bamiyan told Hasht-e Subh on Wednesday, September 7, that 40 year old Seyeed Taqi Alavi has abducted a 17-year-old girl from Solij village of Yekavalang District No. 2 for the purpose of marriage. After the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, incidents of forced marriages with measurable age differences have increased.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 3, 2022 The United Nations has called on the Taliban-led government of Afghanistan to investigate allegations of the forced marriage and abuse of a medical student by an ex-Taliban official that has sparked strong condemnation by many Afghans. “We call on the de facto authorities to transparently investigate all alleged
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi September 2, 2022 A young Afghan woman has accused a Taliban official of beating, raping, and forcibly marrying her in a video that has gone viral. Elaha Delawazai, a medical student at Kabul University, made the allegations against former Taliban Interior Ministry spokesman Saeed Khosty in a video that surfaced on social