Taliban Intelligence Agency Detains Afghan Women Activist In Kabul

Thursday, 11/16/2023

Taliban’s intelligence agency detained, Parisa Azada, an Afghan women's rights activist on Wednesday, in Kabul.

Shamail Tawana Naseri, leader of the Afghan Women's Movement for Justice and Freedom, told Afghanistan International that the activist had been detained from Dashte Barchi area in western Kabul.

Azada is a member of the Afghan Women's Movement for Justice and Freedom.

According to Naseri, on Thursday, the Taliban intelligence agency informed Parisa Azada's family that she had been detained by the group.

Taliban officials have not commented on the detention of the female activist.

The Afghan Women's Movement for Justice and Freedom was established in January 2022 and since then has repeatedly protested against the policies of the Taliban.

Fereshta Abbasi, the Afghanistan researcher at the Human Rights Watch, demanded the immediate release of this member of the protest movement in Afghanistan.

She wrote on X social media platform that the Taliban should end arbitrary arrests of these women activists and hold their forces accountable.

In recent months, the Taliban also detained three other women rights activists in Kabul.

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