Taliban response to Afghan protests increasingly violent, UN says

10/9/2021 1:34:00 PM

Taliban response to Afghan protests increasingly violent, UN says

Taliban response to Afghan protests increasingly violent, UN says

GENEVA: The UN rights office on Friday (Sep 10) said that the Taliban response to peaceful marches in Afghanistan has been increasingly violent, with authorities using live ammunition, batons and whips and causing the deaths of at least four protesters. Protests and demonstrations, often led by women,

GENEVA: The UN rights office on Friday (Sep 10) said that the Taliban response to peaceful marches in Afghanistan has been increasingly violent, with authorities using live ammunition, batons and whips and causing the deaths of at least four protesters.

Protests and demonstrations, often led by women, pose a challenge to the new Islamist Taliban government as it seeks to consolidate control after seizing the capital Kabul nearly a month ago."We have seen a reaction from the Taliban which has unfortunately been severe," Ravina Shamdasani, UN rights spokesperson, told a briefing in Geneva, saying the United Nations had documented four protester deaths from gunfire.

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Afghan journalists tell of Taliban beatings after covering protestsTwo Afghan journalists were left with ugly welts and bruises after being beaten and detained for hours by Taliban enforcers for covering a protest in the Afghan capital.

Afghan journalists tell of Taliban beatings after covering protestsKABUL: Two Afghan journalists were left with ugly welts and bruises after being beaten and detained for hours by Taliban fighters for covering a protest in the Afghan capital. The Because they have written fake news? They had promoted Canard to Besmirch others! Have CNA reported any American cruelty in Afghanistan? 🤡

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Afghan journalists tell of Taliban beatings after covering protestsTwo Afghan journalists were left with ugly welts and bruises after being beaten and detained for hours by Taliban enforcers for covering a protest in the Afghan capital.

Afghan journalists tell of Taliban beatings after covering protestsKABUL: Two Afghan journalists were left with ugly welts and bruises after being beaten and detained for hours by Taliban fighters for covering a protest in the Afghan capital. The Because they have written fake news? They had promoted Canard to Besmirch others! Have CNA reported any American cruelty in Afghanistan? 🤡

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LinkedIn GENEVA: The UN rights office on Friday (Sep 10) said that the Taliban response to peaceful marches in Afghanistan has been increasingly violent, with authorities using live ammunition, batons and whips and causing the deaths of at least four protesters.The pair were picked up at a demonstration on Wednesday and taken to a police station in the capital, where they say they were punched and beaten with batons, electrical cables and whips after being accused of organising the protest.Taliban fighters for covering a protest in the Afghan capital.The Taliban have promised a softer rule than during their first stint in power from 1996-2001, when women's freedoms in Afghanistan were sharply curtailed and they were banned from higher education.

Protests and demonstrations, often led by women, pose a challenge to the new Islamist Taliban government as it seeks to consolidate control after seizing the capital Kabul nearly a month ago. "We have seen a reaction from the Taliban which has unfortunately been severe," Ravina Shamdasani, UN rights spokesperson, told a briefing in Geneva, saying the United Nations had documented four protester deaths from gunfire. They kicked me in the head. However, she said that some or all may have resulted from efforts to disperse protesters with firing. They kicked me in the head . She added that the United Nations had also received reports of house-to-house searches for those who participated in the protests.. Journalists covering the protests have also been intimidated. The Taliban education authority issued a lengthy document on Sunday outlining their measures for the classroom, which also ruled that men and women should be segregated -- or at least divided by a curtain if there are 15 students or less.

"In one case, one journalist was reported to have been told, as he was being kicked in the head, 'You are lucky you haven't been beheaded'," Shamdasani said. Despite promises of a more inclusive regime, the Taliban have moved to snuff out mushrooming opposition against their rule. I thought they were going to kill me," photographer Nematullah Naqdi told AFP."Really there has been lots of intimidation of journalists simply trying to do their job." Related: . Naqdi and his colleague Taqi Daryabi, a reporter, who both work for Etilaat Roz (Information Daily) had been assigned to cover a small protest in front of a police station in Kabul by women demanding the right to work and education.