Taliban Detains Two Afghan Educational Advocates In Kabul

Thursday, 12/07/2023

The Taliban recently apprehended Fahim Azimi, an advocate for girls' education in Afghanistan and a member of the management team of the Afghan Robotics Girls Team, approximately two months ago.

Roya Mahboob, the founder of the Afghan Robotics Girls Team, confirmed Azimi's arrest and disclosed that he and another colleague were detained by the Taliban on accusations of facilitating the evacuation of the Afghan Robotics Girls Team and organising protests within Afghanistan.

Mahboob revealed that Azimi and his colleague have been in Taliban detention since 17 October. Sources informed Afghanistan International that Azimi was apprehended in the Karte Chahar area in Kabul's third district.

Mahboob, also a co-founder of the Digital Citizen Fund which is managed by Fahim Azimi in Kabul, stated that this initiative has educated thousands of Afghan girls. She emphasised that Azimi played a crucial role as the director of the centre in Afghanistan.

In a recent post on social media platform X, Mahboob noted that Azimi possessed a valid permit for educational activities in Afghanistan and was actively involved in humanitarian efforts.

Mahboob has called upon the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and other global entities to urgently intervene for the release of Azimi and his colleague from Taliban detention.

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