Women under Taliban rule Systematic silence until the killing

Despite international warnings and the international community’s call to protect women’s rights in Afghanistan, where women face the restrictions imposed on them by the Taliban government, the movement has continued its uncompromising approach to suppressing women’s voices against its government.

In recent days, several Afghan cities have seen the emergence of women in large demonstrations condemning the killing of a girl named Zainab Abdullahi at a Taliban checkpoint west of the capital, Kabul, last Thursday. They also asked for the disclosure of the fate of Alia Azizi, director of the Herat Women’s Prison, who disappeared from the Herat province movement in early August last year.

A fight with a policeman

The murdered girl, Zainab, lives with her family west of Kabul, is of the Hazara ethnic group, followers of the Shiite sect. Due to a dispute with a Taliban policeman, he shot and killed her.

The Hazaras are also calling on the international community to put more pressure on the Taliban to stop the killings, forced displacement and systematic arrests of Hazara sons and daughters for sectarian reasons.

In addition, the Interior Ministry of the Taliban government said that the Undersecretary of the Interior Ministry, Maulvi Muhammad Mohsen Hashemi, and the police chief of Kabul, expressed their condolences to the girl’s father and apologized for the ‘mistake’ US dollars, and asked him to go in court and file a complaint against his killer.

Pepper spray and liquefied gas

And on Sunday in Kabul the women’s demonstrations began with some girls who got off in square, to denounce the killings and arrests of women, not allowing them to work, education and political participation, and refusing to impose the blue veil on them. Soon other similar demonstrations took place in the provinces of Baghlan, Balkh and Herat.

However, Taliban forces dispersed the protests by attacking the girls with pepper spray, tear gas and electric detonators.

Afghan women have rejected Taliban attempts to impose the blue veil on them.

However, the girls’ rejection of this question was regarded by Taliban officials as an “insult”, as they described it, to Afghan customs and traditions, inviting social media to quickly arrest the girls who demonstrated against the blue veil and inflict the severest penalties on them.

Search and house arrest

In addition, the newspaper “Amag News” published yesterday, Wednesday, a video clip of one of the activists who went out in the demonstrations, called Tamna Zaryab Biryani, shouting and trying to stop the Taliban from breaking into his home in west Kabul. in late at night, refusing to let in because in there were only girls at home.

By 22:00 Kabul time, Tamna Biryani posted an audio recording in which it was said that the Taliban had forcibly entered his home by breaking down the door.

It is worth noting that activist Tanma Zaryab Biryani has appeared on several media internationals asking women to demonstrate against the restrictions imposed on them by the Taliban.

Also yesterday evening, Wednesday, the Taliban arrested an Afghan journalist and activist, Baraneh Ibrahim Khel, for her participation in the protests in Kabul.

Taliban accusations

For their part, Afghan activists have called on the Taliban to release the women arrested for their demonstrations. However, the Taliban intelligence presidency said on Twitter that a number of people wishing to obtain “citizenship of Western countries” are “insulting Afghan values”, as they describe them, and are making unfounded accusations against the security forces of the country. movement and want to have a “chance and travel abroad.

Interestingly, the Taliban have continued to prevent women from working since their takeover of Kabul in mid-August last year, as well as closing schools and universities for girls and imposing mandatory conditions on the streets and public transport on them to allow them to move and leave their homes.

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