Taliban’s ‘suffocating crackdown’ destroying lives of women and girls: Amnesty International

by Aamaj News

Amnesty International in its latest report said that the lives of women and girls in Afghanistan are being devastated by the Taliban’s crackdown on their human rights.

The report released under the title, “Death in Slow Motion: Women and Girls Under Taliban Rule”. The report discusses the arrest of female protesters accusing of ‘moral corruption’by Taliban and huge increase in child, early and forced marriages.

According to the report women peacefully protested against the oppressive rules of Taliban and then they have been threatened, arrested, detained, tortured, and forcibly disappeared.

“[The Taliban guards] kept coming to my room and showing me pictures of my family. They kept repeating… ‘We can kill them, all of them, and you won’t be able to do anything… Don’t cry, don’t make a scene. After protesting, you should have expected days like this,” one of the protesters that has been several days in Taliban’s custody told Amnesty International.

One of the collage students told Amnesty International that the Taliban beat her after arresting her relating to restrictions on women.

The findings of Amnesty International show huge increase in child, early and forced marriages under the rule of Taliban.

“The Taliban are deliberately depriving millions of women and girls of their human rights, and subjecting them to systematic discrimination,” said Agnès Callamard while expressing concern regarding the situation of women and girls in Afghanistan.

“If the international community fails to act, it will be abandoning women and girls in Afghanistan, and undermining human rights everywhere.”

On the other hand, Amnesty International urged the members of the UN to make a strong strategy to support Afghan women.

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