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August 15th (3rd): Restrictions against women are a clear violation of human rights

Bayan News – Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of Britain, has criticized the imposed restrictions against women and girls in Afghanistan, calling it a systematic and blatant violation of human rights.

In an interview with CNN, he requested the International Court of Justice in The Hague to address the violation of women’s and girls’ human rights in Afghanistan and investigate the matter.

The former British official also urged the governments of London and Washington to impose sanctions and hold accountable those responsible for human rights violations.

Week of Solidarity with Afghan Women

Simultaneously, on the occasion of the second anniversary of the fall of the republic and the dominance of the Islamic Emirate over Afghanistan, protesting women have called on the international community to support them in their quest for rights.

The protesting women have declared the period from August 13th to August 20th as the Week of Solidarity with the People of Afghanistan. In their resolution, they stated that they do not want anything other than a change in the situation.

The resolution states that after the Islamic Emirate took control of Afghanistan on August 15, 2021, “the normal cycle of life for women has been halted, and severe restrictions have eliminated everything from their lives except breathing.”

According to their statement, Afghanistan remains a lawless and ruleless desert under the control of the Islamic Emirate, where people are only thinking of suicide and escape due to extreme despair.

The protesters have called on the United Nations, the international community, and the citizens of the world to “stand in solidarity” with them and support their civil struggles.

According to the resolution, the United Nations and the international community should support a government in Afghanistan that is comprehensive and based on the will of the people.

This is in contrast to the statements made by the officials of the caretaker Kabul government over the past two years, who have consistently described the current system as inclusive and emphasized that the Islamic Emirate is not opposed to human rights.

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