8am (translated by RAWA), April 8, 2022
Taliban arrested 11 protesting women in Bamyan
A video posted on social media showed angry women tearing down a Taliban banner.
Sources in Bamyan province confirm that the Taliban have arrested 11 women in the province on charges of disrupting the group's support program.
The sources told the 8am newspaper on Thursday that 11 women have been detained by the Taliban since Saturday.
According to these sources, first three people who had lowered the Taliban banners were arrested and then eight others were arrested on charges of disrupting the program.
The sources add that the fate of these women after their arrest is unknown.
Last week, the Taliban called on Bamyan women to protest the US Federal Reserve's blockade of foreign exchange reserves and to support their caretaker government. But when a woman demanded that schools be reopened to girls after the sixth grade, the Taliban blocked her speech and the program was disrupted.
Also, a video posted on social media showed angry women tearing down a Taliban banner.
The Taliban in Bamyan, however, say nothing about the detention of women and girls.
About two months ago, the Taliban arrested women protesters in Kabul and Mazar and forced them to confess so that they would not protest against them again.
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