By: Rukhshana Media
A group of women activists launched a social media campaign, calling on the Taliban to release fellow female protesters who were detained nearly two weeks ago from a safe house in Kabul.
Taliban’s interior ministry published a video of the detained women, apparently forcing them to confess they were supported and paid from abroad.
The activists are using hashtags on social media #FreeMadinDawazi, #FreeTamanaRezaei, #FreeFarizaAkbari, #FreeMarjanAmiri, #FreeChildren, demanding the immediate release of the female protesters.
Zahra Hojria, a female protester from Kabul, said the Taliban initially rejected the arrests when they were made 12 days ago. But now they indirectly confirm the detention by releasing the videos of forced confessions.
Batool Haidary, a women’s rights activist who lives outside Afghanistan, said the activists will continue their advocacy until the protesters are freed. Thirteen female protesters and some of their family members including children are among those in Taliban captivity.