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  • September 29, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban fire into air to disperse women’s rally backing Iran protests
    Yahoo News: Taliban forces on Thursday used gunfire to disperse a women’s rally in the Afghan capital supporting protests in Iran over the death of a woman in morality police custody. Both Afghanistan and Iran are run by hardline Islamist governments that enforce strict dress codes on women. Chanting the same “Women, life, freedom” mantra used in Iran, about 25 women protested in front of Kabul’s Iranian embassy before Taliban forces fired into the air, an AFP correspondent reported.      Full news...


  • September 24, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban strictness in Bamyan; the Religious Police speak to female students with a whip in hand
    8am: Female students in Bamyan are complaining about the Taliban’s strictness in enforcing good and forbidding evil. Insulting, humiliating, whipping and inspecting clothes under the pretext of not observing hijab are some of the things these students face. Female students complain about the harsh treatment of Taliban’s Religious Police and describe the way they are examined as “inhumane”; but women’s rights activists believe that Taliban officials want to discourage girls from continuing their education by increasing strictness.      Full news...

  • September 10, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan girls protest against the closure of their school in Paktia
    ANI: Several human rights and education activists had urged world leaders in an open letter recently to mount diplomatic pressure on the Taliban to reopen secondary schools for girls in the war-torn country as the Taliban’s brutal regime in Afghanistan will soon complete a year in August. Young girls and women have been compromising with their aspirations as it has been almost 300 days since their development has been distorted, the activists said adding, that if this situation persists, their aims and hopes will suffer greatly, reported Khaama Press.      Full news...

  • September 10, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Allegedly Mutilates Traffic Enforcer’s Ear in Central Afghanistan
    Khaama Press: The Taliban members reportedly mutilated a traffic enforcer’s ear in Aybak city, the provincial capital of Samangan province in central Afghanistan, after the traffic officer stopped their car to avoid traffic congestion. A video that has also been made public and is making the rounds on social media shows the traffic officer wearing a blood-stained uniform. The Taliban reportedly cut off the traffic officer’s ear after he stopped the vehicle transporting their troops to ease a traffic bottleneck.      Full news...

  • September 1, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    #JusticeForElaha Takes on Taliban Violence against Women
    Human Rights Watch: “After publishing this video, it’s possible that no one will see me again, I might die,” said Elaha Dilawarzai, an Afghan medical student, in a video that surfaced on social media on August 30. “It’s better to die once than to die a thousand times.” Khosty denied the allegations, saying he and Elaha have divorced and accused her of “insulting religious beliefs and practices and the Holy Quran.” He apologized – not to Elaha – but to the Taliban, for marrying without permission. On August 31, a Twitter account purporting to be the Taliban’s Kabul courts wrote that Elaha had been arrested on charges of defaming Khosty.      Full news...

  • September 1, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Shukriya Alkozai, female Afghan doctor was mysterious killed in Kabul
    Nimrokh: Today (Thursday, 1, Sep) while expressing sympathy with the family of Mrs. Alkozai, this council called her death a great and irreparable loss for the medical community of Afghanistan. A few days ago, sources from Kabul reported that Shokriya Alkozai, a gynecologist and obstetrician at the 102-bed Khairkhana hospital, was kidnapped by three women from her home in Khairkhana on Sunday night (28, August) and three days later, her body was found in the Panjsad family area of ​​Ghasabah in Kabul and buried.      Full news...