A crowd of girls marched via the Afghan capital on Tuesday, accusing Taliban authorities of covertly killing troopers who served the previous US-backed regime.
Round 30 girls gathered close to a mosque within the centre of Kabul and marched a couple of hundred metres chanting “justice, justice” earlier than they have been stopped by Taliban forces, an AFP correspondent noticed.
The Taliban additionally tried to forestall journalists from masking the march, organised towards the “mysterious murders of young people, particularly the country’s former soldiers”, in accordance with social media invites.
Taliban fighters briefly detained a bunch of reporters and confiscated tools from some photographers, deleting photographs from their cameras earlier than returning them.
Because the hardliners returned to energy in August they’ve successfully banned unsanctioned protests and steadily intervene to dam demonstrations towards their austere model of Islam.
The protest comes weeks after separate studies by the United Nations, Amnesty Worldwide and Human Rights Watch stated there have been credible allegations of greater than 100 extrajudicial killings by the Taliban since their takeover.
“I want to tell the world, tell the Taliban to stop killing. We want freedom, we want justice, we want human rights,” stated protester Nayera Koahistani.
In a press release learn aloud by protester Laila Basam, the demonstrators known as on the Taliban “to stop its criminal machine”.
The assertion stated former troopers and authorities staff of the outdated regime are “under direct threat”, violating a basic amnesty introduced by the Taliban in August.
The protesters additionally aired objections to the ratcheting restrictions girls are going through beneath Taliban rule.
The federal government issued new tips on the weekend banning girls from travelling lengthy distances until escorted by a detailed male family member.
“Women’s rights are human rights. We must defend our rights,” stated Koahistani.
Video footage posted on-line on Tuesday confirmed one other girls’s protest held elsewhere within the capital that additionally known as for girls to be allowed training and work alternatives.
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