After University Lecturer Resigns to Protest Education Ban, Taliban Detains & Assaults Him

Thursday, 12/22/2022

Taliban detained and assaulted a university lecturer who had resigned in protest against the ban on higher education for girls in Afghanistan.

The lecturer told Afghanistan International that after his resignation, the Taliban raided his house, and assaulted and tortured him.

A photo of the detained lecturer reviewed by Afghanistan International shows bruises over his back due to the Taliban’s physical assault on him.

The lecturer has been released after his family members signed a guarantee letter wherein the Taliban fighters told him to resume his work as a university lecturer.

After the Taliban announced the ban on higher education for girls in Afghanistan, several university lecturers and professors have resigned from private and public universities in protest against the decision.

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