The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), without naming the Taliban group, in response to the arrest of protesting women in Kabul, stated that in the last 10 days, two women’s rights activists were arrested by the de facto authorities.
UNAMA added in the announcement today September 29: “Two women’s rights activists, Neda Parwani and Zholya Parsi, have been arrested by the de facto authorities in Kabul the past 10 days, along with members of their families”.
UNAMA has also expressed concern about the detention of activists and journalists, including Mortaza Behboudi, Matiullah Wesa, and Rasoul Parsi, and wrote that they are still in detention.
The declaration states that the continuous arrests of people simply for exercising their rights to freedom of expression and opinion are deeply disturbing and in conflict with Afghanistan’s international human rights obligations.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has asked the Taliban to stop arbitrary arrests.