By: Rukhshana Media
Zabiullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesperson, said in a press conference on November 5, that foreign countries are behind the protest against the Taliban administration in the country.
“Unfortunately, some women who gathered recently,” the Taliban spokesperson said referring to Ms. Yaqubi and her colleagues. “Are being encouraged and told to protest and create distrust against the Islamic Emirate.”
Without naming specific protesting women, including Zarifa Yaqubi, he said that their security and intelligence agencies discover the hands behind them.
Mujahid said that every protest should be held in accordance with their laws and coordination with the Taliban’s security agencies. He added that the time, place, agenda, and purpose of the protest should be known beforehand.
Mujahid called the recent protests arbitrary and said that no one will be allowed to protest without coordination with the Taliban security agencies.
“Afghans should not take orders from foreign countries,” Mujahid said. “They should disrupt the security we have and make themselves victims of foreign hands.”
The Taliban forces arrested Zarifa Yaqubi, a women’s rights activist, along with her four male colleagues from a press conference announcing the existence of the Afghan Women’s Movement for Equality on Thursday, October 3.
Moreover, on Wednesday, October 2, the Taliban forces arrested three journalists from an art exhibition held by girls in west Kabul and later released them with written commitment letters that they won’t cover events held by women and girls anymore.