1,511 women tortured by Taliban in Afghanistan since January 2022 !

143 women killed !

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Kabul (Afghanistan) – The Taliban regime in Afghanistan has tortured as many as 1,511 women and killed 143 since January 2022. In the last month alone, 2,500 people, including women and children, have fled Afghanistan to the Pakistani capital Islamabad to escape such atrocities.

Prayed that Talibanis kill me before sexual exploitation, says victim female journalist

These groups range from doctors, teachers, ex-soldiers, and Police personnel to human rights activists and journalists. The 40-year-old wife of one of the men who served in the Afghan army said, ‘I was a women’s rights activist and was reporting against the Taliban with my 30-year-old sister. A few months ago, Talibani soldiers broke into our house in Mazar-e-Sharif. They picked up me, my sister, and six women from a neighbouring house. I was praying for the Talibanis to kill me before they could sexually abuse me’.

She further said, ‘The Talibani soldiers sexually abused me, my sister and six other women, imprisoned us for 10 days and tortured us. Women who survived the torture were killed by their families. They also inhumanely killed eight of the 30 men abducted that night and imprisoned others’.

Bribe of one lakh has to be paid to cross the border !

Farhad Afghani, a former visa officer at the British embassy in Kabul, said people leaving the country have to pay a bribe of up to one lakh to the authorities concerned.

Girls’ education system has completely collapsed in Afghanistan

Political experts say the Taliban had promised that women will not be severely punished under their regime. Yet their approach is as brutal as that of the Taliban from 1996 to 2001. Most of the secondary schools for girls between the ages of 13 and 18 are closed. Most women have been fired from Government jobs. Fatemeh, a 27-year-old teacher, said, ‘The education system for girls in Afghanistan has completely collapsed’.

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Why are international human rights organisations silent about this ?

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