Taliban Detain Two More Women Activists in Kabul

The Taliban have reportedly kidnapped two more Afghan female activists from their home in the Afghan capital Kabul after they took part in protests demanding equal rights for women under the Taliban regime.

Taking to twitter, the UN mission in Afghanistan sought information from the Taliban on the latest detention as women activities who were voicing for their rights started disappearing in recent weeks.

“Urgent information sought from Afghan Interior Ministry by UNAMA on latest reported detentions over last 24hrs by the Taliban of a further two women activists in Kabul. UN repeats its call for all disappeared women activists and relatives to be released,” it said in a tweet message.

A female protestor, Mursal Ayar was arrested in Kabul on Wednesday and is thought to be the sixth protester to be arrested in recent weeks.

Taliban Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Bilal Karimi said they are investigating the case as it just happened.

Prior to Ayar, Taliban also arrested women’s rights activist Tamana Zaryabi Paryani and her three sisters a month ago, and they are yet to be released.

Ms Paryani was among 25 women who took part in a protest, opposing compulsory wearing of the Hijab.

Meanwhile, the vice-president of the European Parliament, Heidi Hautala on Thursday expressed concern over the Afghan women situation under Taliban rule.

“We need to be very, very careful so that we don’t end up in the situation where important countries including the European Union member states and EU as such will give recognition to the Taliban and things just continue as they are today… millions and millions of women are kept inside their homes,” Hautala said in a two-day summit hosted by the European Parliament on Afghan women.


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