Taliban Intelligence Agency Detains Another Women Rights Activist in Kabul

Thursday, 11/10/2022

Sources told Afghanistan International that Taliban intelligence forces have detained, Farhat Popalzai, a women’s rights activist in Kabul.

Popalzai, who has been a member of the women’s protest movement, was detained on Tuesday night.

Popalzai's colleagues in the protest movement told Afghanistan International that after her detention, they have received no information about her whereabouts.

Popalzai’s detention comes at a time when last week, another women rights activist, Zarifa Yaqoobi, and four of her colleagues had been detained by the Taliban in western Kabul.

The Taliban detained the five activists during a press conference where they were announcing an Afghan Women’s rights group in Kabul.

Many international organisations, including the United Nations, have reacted to Yaqoobi’s arrest and demanded her immediate release.

After the arrest of Yaqoobi, the Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said that the women’s rights activists receive orders from outside Afghanistan to echo trust deficit with the Taliban regime.

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