Taliban arrest a writer critical of the group

Taliban releases critical writer Kazim Amini two days after his detention

The Taliban released a writer and teacher, Mohammad Kazim Amini , on Tuesday two days after detaining him in the northern Faryab province, local sources confirmed to KabulNow.

The Taliban provincial head of Information and Culture, Shamsullah Mohammadi, has also confirmed his release.

Amini was arrested by the Taliban’s intelligence agents on Sunday when he was working on his farmland in Maymana, capital of Faryab.

He is known for his critical writings about the Taliban and the group’s policies.

Since returning to power in August 2021, the Taliban’s forces have continued to arrest, torture and imprison university lecturers, civil activists and journalists for speaking out against the group. 

A number of civil activists and journalists including a French-Afghan journalist, Mortaza Behboudi and education activist, Matiullah Wesa, have been in Taliban’s prison for months now.