Taliban Sentences Afghan University Professor To 16 Months In Prison in Kabul

Monday, 10/30/2023

Rasool Parsi, an Afghan university professor, has been sentenced to 16 months in prison on charges of "insulting Islamic sanctities and propagandising against the regime".

A reliable source told Afghanistan International that on Monday, the Taliban court sentenced Parsi to four months in prison on the charge of blasphemy and 12 months in prison on the charge of propagandising against the regime.

Parsi was a university professor and expert on religious affairs and was arrested by the Taliban in March 2023.

He openly criticised extremism and violence on social media in Afghanistan.

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