Afghanistan

Protesters in Kabul call for women’s rights

Written by The Frontier Post

KABUL (TOLOnews): A number of women held a demonstration in the Charai Sedarat area of Kabul, where they called for justice and for the upholding of women’s rights.
The protestors chanted the slogan “bread, work and freedom” and urged the caretaker government to observe the rights of women and girls. Protesters said Islamic Emirate forces fired into the air.
“We had a protest. The Taliban violated our protest. They shot into the air and detained the girls for around two to three hours. (Islamic Emirate forces) seized their phones,” a protestor said.
“The Afghan women will not take their hands away from their struggles and fights,” said a protester.
The Islamic Emirate’s forces arrested foreign journalists and a TOLOnews’ reporter, who were covering the protests.
The reporter from TOLOnews was released after being detained for six hours.
“They have taken my camera and wanted to detain me, but I fortunately found a way to escape,” said Ahmadshah, a cameraman of TOLOnews.
“During today’s protest, a TOLOnews reporter was detained by the security forces in the area for nearly five hours. Our cameraman was beaten. The camera was taken from him, which we have not received yet. We are unhappy about this action and we consider it against the freedom of speech and independent media,” said Zirak Faheem, deputy director of TOLOnews.
“Such detentions cause the weakening of freedom of speech and cause distance between journalists, media and the Islamic Emirate. The only way to overcome it is to form the commission of media violation. Then, whenever there is a problem, it will be met through this commission,” said Fawad Beroz, deputy head of the Union of Freelance Journalists of Afghanistan.

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