Taliban torture and release Parisa Mubariz
Prisa Mubariz, right. Photo: Sent to KabulNow

Taliban arrests women’s rights activist in Takhar province

The Taliban in the northeastern province of Takhar has arrested a women’s rights activist and her brother. 

Parisa Mubariz, a founding member of the Women’s Right to Protest Movement of Takhar, in the province, and her brother were arrested from their home on Saturday.

Mo’nasa Mubariz, a sister of Parsia and a member the activist group, pleaded for her siblings’ release in an audio message sent to the media. 

The Women’s Right to Protest Movement have been protesting against the Taliban’s restrictions on women and girls in Afghanistan for over a year. 

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The UN Special Rapporteur for Afghanistan, Richard Bennett, has condemned the arrest and called for their “immediate and unconditional release.”

The Taliban has suppressed women protests across Afghanistan since returning to power.